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25 Mississippi Prison Inmates Dead Since Late December

OXFORD, MS (Ben Caxton) — At least 25 Mississippi prison inmates have died since late December. The latest was 77-year old Willie Booker; he died at an Oxford hospital Saturday. Foul play is not suspected but there will be an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Booker was sentenced in 1977 to life in prison for a murder in Calhoun County and was incarcerated at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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