Autopsy ordered after inmate death at EMCF
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - An inmate at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility died on January 15, 2021 at around 4:30pm.
Officers discovered Cortez Wooten unresponsive in his cell. Medical staff immediately administered CPR. Paramedics arrived within a few minutes. Wooten, 27, was later pronounced dead at the facility.
He was serving a 35-year sentence for manslaughter and armed robbery in Grenada County. Wooten was sentenced in January 2012.
An autopsy will determine the exact cause and manner of death.