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  • mcprison mcprison Aug 25, 2002 11:26 PM Flag

    Wackenhut inmate death a homicide

    http://www.clarionledger.com/news/0208/23/m13.html
    August 23, 2002

    Death of inmate a homicide

    Blunt force trauma cited; cellmate in isolation

    The Associated Press

    The death of an inmate at a Lost Gap prison
    facility has been ruled a homicide,
    authorities said.

    Sheriff Billy Sollie said a state pathologist
    determined blunt force trauma to be the
    cause of death of Lonnie Grisham, 58.

    Sheriff's deputies said they found Grisham's
    bruised and bloody body in his cell
    Monday. No weapons were found in the cell.

    Sollie said Grisham's roommate Tyrone J. Wilson
    was being held in isolation.
    Wilson, 29, is being questioned about the death,
    authorities say.

    East Mississippi Correctional Facility, in the
    Lost Gap community west of
    Meridian, is a 100-acre prison opened in April
    1999 by Wackenhut Corrections.
    The prison is designed to house inmates with
    special needs, including those with
    psychiatric illnesses.

 
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