Parchman inmate passes away in Greenville hospital


An inmate serving a life sentence at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman passed away this week.

According to a release from the Mississippi Department of Corrections on Monday, Darryl J. Swainer, 58, died at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville yesterday morning.

According to MDOC, Swainer was first convicted of capital murder in Harrison County and sentenced June 24, 1982. He was sentenced in the second murder case August 27, 2002, in Marshall County.

Swainer had been in the prison hospital for several days leading up to his death, and no foul play is suspected, although the cause and manner of death are pending autopsy.


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