LICKING, Mo. — A second prisoner was pronounced dead this month at the South Central Correctional Center.

According to a press release from the State of Missouri Department of Corrections, at 11:47 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2023, Jason Baker, was pronounced dead.

Baker, 45, was an inmate serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, armed criminal action, and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon in Crawford County. He was admitted into the Missouri Department of Corrections on May 24, 2023.

An autopsy will be conducted, but the coroner did tell this is not a drug-related death.

Late last week, another inmate was pronounced dead due to natural causes.