Parchman authorities investigating inmate suicide

Authorities are investigating an apparent

suicide at Mississippi's maximum security prison.

29-year-old Tacoma Elmore was found hanging in his cell at Unit

32 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman and was later

pronounced dead today (Sunday) at a facility hospital.

That's according to a news release from the Mississippi

Department of Corrections.

The release says Elmore had been incarcerated in the state since

March 9, 2006, and was serving a 10-year sentence from Coahoma

County for an armed robbery.

The death is being investigated by the Correctional

Investigation Division.