Another inmate at the state prison in Licking has lost his life; it’s the 3rd death in three weeks. 46-year-old Michael Hudson died Tuesday evening at the South Central Correctional Center. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but Texas County Coroner Marie Lasater believes it might be linked to drugs.
With Hudson’s passing, the total number of deaths at the facility has reached eight this year.
The correctional center has undertaken enhanced security measures in response to these incidents.
Lasater specified that the staff now undergoes thorough pat-downs and searches upon entering the premises. Additionally, plans are in place to install body scanners to screen all individuals entering the facility.
An autopsy is scheduled for Hudson today.