Investigation underway into inmate’s death

Published 6:10 am Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Marie Parkman, 53, of Jackson was discovered unresponsive in her cell at the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center on Dec. 12.

Detention center medical staff attempted life-saving measures until Priority Ambulance Service paramedics took over patient care. Parkman was subsequently pronounced deceased.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation took over the investigation. Foul play is not suspected.

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