Inmate Dies at EMCF

Lauderdale County, Miss.

Authorities say an inmate at East Mississippi Correctional Facility was found dead in his cell Tuesday.

Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler says
71-year-old Charles McGrew was found hanging in his cell Tuesday afternoon.

McGrew was serving two 15-year sentences out of Harrison County for the lustful touching of a child. He had served about two years of the sentence.

The conditions at EMCF were the subject of a New York Times investigation that was published just this weekend.