Slain inmate identified

By The Associated Press

GREEWOOD — Authorities have released the name of an inmate killed this week at the Delta Correctional Facility in Leflore County.

Greenwood Police Chief Henry Purnell says 26-year-old Derek Criddle was fatally stabbed during a fight in a housing pod Wednesday. He was serving 25 years for an armed robbery in Grenada County.

Six other inmates were injured.

Purnell says the investigation is continuing.

The prison is run by Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America under a contract with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.