Inmate Death at SMCI under Investigation
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Greene County.
The death of Offender Howard Payton, #K8118, is being investigated as a homicide. He died around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday. Autopsy results are pending.
Payton, 38, was in prison for kidnapping and three counts of rape in Lamar County. He received a total of 150 years to serve and was sentenced on Jan. 7, 2016.
No further information is being released at this time because of the ongoing investigation.