Wilkinson County Correctional Facility investigating inmate death on Wednesday

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Issa Arnita, Director of Corporate Communications for the Management and Training Corporation, said that "the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility is investigating the death of an inmate."

Arnita said, that at approximately 1 a.m. on January 31, officers discovered inmate Thomas Burks unresponsive in his cell.

Medical staff in the Woodville, Mississippi facility immediately began CPR and called for paramedics but were not successful in reviving Burks.

According to Arnita, the initial investigation revealed that Thomas Burks had a dispute with his cellmate.

At this time, the cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy and full investigation.

More details will be provided when they become available. 

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