A Mississippi State Penitentiary inmate serving 12 years for manslaughter has died at the prison hospital.
60-year-old James Earl Price died Wednesday evening. He had been hospitalized several times since July. An autopsy will determine his official cause and manner of death.
Price, MDOC #52009, was sentenced July 7, 2017, in Forrest County after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter for stabbing a man to death two years earlier.