WHITEVILLE, Tenn. (localmemphis.com)- The Hardeman County Correctional Facility in Whiteville, Tennessee is on lock down after a report of an inmate death on Saturday.
A spokesperson with Core Civic says an inmate called for an officer’s assistance in regards to a cellmate at around 3:00 p.m. When the officer arrived, they found the inmate unconscious inside the cell.
The staff initiated life-saving measures until the medical staff arrived.
The inmate was transported to the hospital. He was later pronounced dead.
The facility will remain on lockdown as the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance investigate this case.