MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy will be done on a 25-year-old Mississippi inmate who died in a privately run prison.
Brandon Mitchell was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.
That’s according to a news release from the private prison company Management & Training Corporation.
Medical workers administered CPR but could not revive him. Paramedics later pronounced Mitchell dead.
Mitchell was serving a 10-year sentence for conviction of delivery of a controlled substance and attempted robbery in Harrison County.
He was sentenced in December 2013. The Department of Corrections says at least 24 Mississippi inmates have died this year.