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MDOC investigation death of inmate

Eddie Shorty. Photo courtesy of MDOC

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate in south Mississippi.

Prison officials at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville found 57-year-old Eddie Shorty unconscious in his cell on Wednesday during a cell check and, and he was pronounced dead around 4:15 a.m.

Shorty’s cellmate was in the cell at the time of the check. No cause of death has been determined, but an autopsy has been ordered.

Sentenced in 1999, Shorty was serving a 30 year sentence for armed robbery.

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