An inmate at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility died on April 1 at the hospital after an altercation with his cellmate.
David Young, 42, MDOC #85274, was flown to a hospital in Jackson, where he later died.
The other inmate is being treated at a local hospital. His name is not being released as the investigation continues.
An autopsy will determine the official cause and the manner of death.
Young, 42, was serving life for homicide/murder and 20 years each for two counts of aggravated assault in Hinds County. He was sentenced Dec. 1, 1998.
(This statement came from Management &Training Corp., which manages the private prison.)