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Inmate found dead at Parchman, death under investigation

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JACKSON, Mississippi — An inmate at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has been found dead in his unit.

The state Department of Corrections says 38-year-old state inmate Thomas Smith was found early Monday.

Smith was housed at Unit 28, a minimum-medium custody unit for inmate workers. He was found at 4 a.m. as officers were preparing to wake inmates for the morning breakfast detail.

The death is under investigation. Further details were not released.

Smith was sentenced to life on Nov. 1, 2007, after a jury convicted him of murder in Oktibbeha County.

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