The South Central Correctional Center, a 1,600-bed facility on West Highway 32 at Licking.

An inmate housed at the South Central Correctional Center at Licking died early Tuesday at Texas County Memorial Hospital, authorities said.

Darrell Brownlee, 55, was held on a 25-year sentence for distributing a controlled substance near a school in Cape Girardeau County. He has been in prison since November 2014.

Brownlee was pronounced dead at 1:39 a.m. Officials said an autopsy will be conducted.

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