Another State Inmate Found Dead In Cell

Chicot Memorial


LAUDERDALE COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — 56-year-old Joseph Gentry was found unresponsive in his cell at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Lauderdale County late Wednesday night and investigators are still trying to determine what happened. Gentry, serving a life sentence for a 2008 murder in Hinds County, was pronounced dead early Thursday morning, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections. An autopsy has been ordered. Gentry was sentenced on June 20, 2011, for murder and robbery.



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