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Wilkinson Co. officials investigating death of inmate

Jail cell (Source: WAFB) Jail cell (Source: WAFB)
WILKINSON COUNTY, MS (WAFB) -

The Wilkinson County Correctional Facility is investigating the death of an inmate.

Around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31, officers found Thomas Burks unresponsive in his cell. Medical staff and the facility immediately began trying to revive him, but were unsuccessful. 

The initial investigation reveals the victim had a dispute with his cellmate. 

The cause of death is currently unknown pending an autopsy and further investigation.

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