An inmate was pronounced dead Sunday, April 27, at the South Central Correctional Center at Licking. 

An inmate of the South Central Correctional Center died at Capital Regional Hospital Sunday night, according to a news release.

Mark Jefferson, 48, was serving a 37-year sentence for four counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of delivery/attempt to deliver/possess/conceal a weapon at a correctional facility and one count of violence to an employee of a department of corrections or to an inmate.

He began serving time in the Missouri Department of Corrections on Feb. 17, 1989.

Jefferson reportedly died of natural causes, according to the release.

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