Parchman remains on lockdown after inmate murdered

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.   […]


Inmate stabbed to death at Parchman

An inmate serving 14 years for several convictions including simple assault on a police officer was stabbed to death allegedly by a fellow inmate Tuesday afternoon at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Inmate Kelvin Bowen, 35, was pronounced dead at the prison’s hospital at 1:04 p.m.

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) said Bowen was on his way to see a case manager when he was attacked with a sharp instrument in the hallway of Building 29, a maximum security unit, at the facility. […]