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Terry Dora | Photo: MDOC

An inmate formerly sentenced in Lowndes and Winston counties has died after collapsing in prison.

Posted: Mar 15, 2018 4:41 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - An inmate formerly sentenced in Lowndes and Winston counties has died after collapsing in prison.

According to the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Terry Dora, 39, was pronounced dead Tuesday, March 13, at the Greene County Hospital in Leakesville. 

MDOC says he died after collapsing in his housing area at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Greene County.

He was serving 82 years for three cocaine convictions.

He was sentenced in 1997 in Lowndes County, in 2001 in Winston County and 2004 in Lowndes County, all cocaine related.

The death is under investigation.

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