Two inmates die at Mississippi State Penitentiary

Two inmates die at Mississippi State Penitentiary
Craig, 28, was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. (Photo source: MDOC)
Craig, 28, was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. (Photo source: MDOC)

JACKSON, MS - Two inmates of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman died Monday.

Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating after Michael Montrell Norwood and Milton Craig were found unresponsive in their single cells in separate buildings, according to an MDOC press release.

Norwood, 29, was pronounced dead dead at 6:17 a.m. He was serving a 15-year sentence for selling marijuana, shooting into a dwelling and aggravated assault. His sentence began in February 2014.

Craig, 28, was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. He was serving a 10-year sentence for armed robbery. His sentence began in February 2011.

The cause of each death is pending an autopsy and investigation.