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Inmate dies after fight at Wilkinson County prison

WOODVILLE (AP) — A prison official says one inmate has died and several were injured in a fight at Wilkinson County prison that resulted in the facility being put on lockdown.

Wilkinson County Correctional Facility spokesman Issa Arnita says inmate Kendrick Walker died in a fight involving six inmates Sunday afternoon in one of the prison’s housing units.

Another inmate was seriously injured. Four others have injuries that aren’t life-threatening.

Arnita says the prison remains on lockdown Monday and the death is being investigated. He says authorities don’t yet know the motive behind the fight.

Utah-based Management & Training Corp. runs the prison, which has 950 inmates.

An inmate died at the same prison in April 2013 in a broader disturbance, when it was run by Corrections Corporation of America.