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August 25, 2011

Inmate dies after incident at Lincoln jail


An unidentified inmate has died after what authorities say was an attempted hanging at the Lincoln County jail.

Sheriff Steve Rushing tells The Daily Leader that the inmate was pronounced dead at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Wednesday.

Rushing says Lincoln County was holding the inmate, who remains unidentified pending notification of next of kin, for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

The original charges against the inmate have not been released.

Rushing says about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday jail staff discovered the inmate was attempting to hang himself while in a holding cell.

Rushing says the inmate was still alive when found by jail staff and was transported to King's Daughter's Medical Center. Later, the inmate was transferred to UMMC in Jackson where he died.


Information from: The Daily Leader,


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