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Mississippi prison inmate stabbed to death

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi corrections officials are investigating the stabbing death of an inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

A news release from the Department of Corrections says prisoner Kelvin Bowen was pronounced dead at the prison hospital Tuesday afternoon. He was 35. 

Prison officials say another inmate, a 31-year-old convicted killer named Roderick Roshund Lewis, was identified as the assailant. He was being questioned by investigators.

An unidentified guard suffered a dislocated thumb while trying to break up the two inmates.

Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps said an investigation so far indicates Lewis had not been strip-searched or properly restrained when the attack occurred in a hallway of a maximum security unit.

A weapon described only as a sharp object was recovered.

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