September 2, 2021

Inmate dies in custody at East Mississippi Correctional Facility

Therese Apel

Robert Williams

A 29-year old MDOC inmate has died in custody, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Robert Williams was found dead in his cell at East Mississippi Correctional Facility on Tuesday, officials said in a statement. His cause of death has not yet been released.

Williams, 29, was sentenced to ten years in 2013 for burglary, aggravated assault, and armed robbery in Pike County.

Officials say an autopsy will determine the official cause and manner of death.

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