Inmate dies at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County

Deonte Bennett

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — A Mississippi Department of Corrections inmate has died at one of the state’s prisons.

According to MDOC officials, 27-year-old Deonte Bennet was pronounced dead at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.

Officials said two officers found Bennett unresponsive in his cell. The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Bennett was sentenced to three years for marijuana possession in Hinds County in 2014.

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