14th MDOC inmate dies in August

Curtis Hughes | Photo: MDOC

A 14th state inmate has died in the month of August.

Posted: Aug. 30, 2018 11:25 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A 14th state inmate has died in the month of August.

Curtis Hughes, 45, was pronounced dead at 8:53 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary Hospital at Parchman.

He was serving 25 years for possession of meth and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He was sentenced on June 9, 2017, in Scott County.

“The manner and the cause of the death are pending an autopsy,” stated MDOC.

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