2 inmates die at Jackson hospitals

By | October 18, 2020

Two inmates from different prisons have died in Jackson hospitals, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections. 

Thaddeus Antwon Scales, 44, died Thursday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 

Scales was serving a 10-year sentence at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Greene County for second-degree murder. He was sentenced May 13, 2019, in Marshall County.

Charles Bates, 66, died Friday at Merit Health Central. 

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Bates was serving a 27-year sentence at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County for child pornography and the sale of a controlled substance with an enhanced penalty in Marion County. 

He was sentenced Aug. 4, 2008, for the pornography charge and on March 4, 2010, for the drug charge.

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