Parchman remains on lockdown after inmate murdered

From The Mississippi Link Newswire

PARCHMAN – The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman remains on lockdown following a homicide and an altercation between inmates.

Kelvin Bowen was killed on Tuesday, June 11, and a disturbance occurred Wednesday, June 12, in separate locations in Unit 29.

Eleven inmates and five staff members were injured during the disturbance. Two inmates remain hospitalized.

Visitation has been canceled until further notice.

Correction officials believe Roderick Roshund Lewis fatally attacked 35-year-old Bowen with a sharp instrument in a hallway.

No charges have been filed from either the homicide or the altercation which occurred in the gym.   Both cases involve gang members. Whether they are connected remains under investigation by the Corrections Investigation Division of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC).

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