Inmate Dies in Marksville Prison

An autopsy is pending on an inmate death in the Marksville Correctional Center.

Authorities say 25-year-old Joseph Redmond Junior of Opelousas died last week after choking on food.

He was in custody for a probation and parole violation.

Authorities say he had health issues, and the coroner expects the exact cause of death to take several weeks.

KLAX ABC 31 News 9/30/15