Inmate Killed At State Prison At Tiptonville

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Department of Correction is investigating an apparent homicide at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville following an altercation between two inmates. 

A 58-year-old inmate was pronounced dead at a local hospital around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. His name is being withheld pending notification of relatives. 

As with all in-custody deaths, other than natural causes, the department has asked the TBI to assist in the investigation.


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