A death investigation is under at the Parchman State Prison after an inmate was found dead inside his cell early Monday in a minimum to medium custody unit for inmate workers

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The Corrections Department says 38-year-old Thomas Smith did not wake for the morning breakfast detail at about 4am and was found unresponsive. A cause of death is still under investigation. Smith was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction in Oktibbeha County in 2007.


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