Two inmates died Thursday at Licking’s South Central Correctional Center at Licking.

Terrell Dawson, 42, was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m.

He was serving two life terms for two counts of first-degree murder, two 99-year sentences for two counts of armed criminal action, two 15-year sentences for kidnapping and first-degree burglary from Buchanan County and a five-year sentence for violence to an inmate while residing at the prison.

Dawson had been in prison since October 2002.

An autopsy will be conducted.

Roy Sinden, 64, was pronounced dead at 3:42 a.m.

He was serving a 10-year sentence for DWI from Boone County. He had been in prison since December 2016.

He died of apparent natural causes, authorities said.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Roy Sinden & Terrell Dawson. I’m Mike Smith. I’m the uncle of Kaleb Smith, the first death in this recent rash of deaths at the prison in Licking. Kaleb has been gone for 6 weeks, now. We still don’t have the results of the internal investigation from the prison in Licking. We still don’t have a copy of the medical examiner’s report. We still don’t have a copy of his toxicology report. Can you imagine losing a loved one and no one will tell you how or why they died? What is going on in Licking? Why are they keeping family members in the dark? Do they have something to hide? How many more have to die? We’re looking for answers! ~Mike Smith Facebook Group: GRANNY VIGILANTE

  2. I agree and the fact that drugs are getting into the prison is crazy. Terrell Dawson was a very good friend of mines. It broke my heart to learn of his passing. My condolences to you and your family Mike.

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