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story.lead_photo.caption Charles Humphrey - Photo by Arkansas Department of Correction

Officials are investigating the death of an inmate at an east Arkansas prison as a suicide, according to officials.

Staff at the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys discovered Charles Humphrey, 56, dead in his cell shortly before 3 a.m. Monday, according to a statement by Solomon Graves, spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Humphrey, who was alone in the cell, was transported to the unit infirmary and pronounced dead at approximately 3:10 a.m., Graves said.

Humphrey was serving a three-year sentence at the unit for second-degree battery out of Pulaski County.

The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death, according to the statement, and an additional internal investigation will be conducted by the Department of Correction.

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  • MaxCady
    May 14, 2019 at 1:53 p.m.

    He decided it was time to hang it up. Empty bed at Brickeys.

  • OKelley
    May 14, 2019 at 10:06 p.m.

    Bubba Charles Humphreys was a good guy when he was sober and clean, but drugs and alcohol made him act crazy. Unfortunately he was given to weakness against substance abuse and could not control his behavior when was under the influence. That’s not an excuse for what he did. May God have mercy on his soul and forgive him and all of us who have done wrong because I know I’m not without sin. Judge not least you be judge I don’t understand why people do what they do but I hope those who read this may stay strong and stay on the right path.

  • jklivin748gmailcom
    May 16, 2019 at 11:22 a.m.

    I just want to say ADC needs to be looked into , to many people losing their lives, Peace in our heart is what we need... No one knows what they would do if put in this infested with germs , filthy rotten place. My son is in advance and believe me if ur a parent it is hard on ya! So please have respect like the personable me typed a comment & open ur heart . Advance needs to be analysed , evaluated. And brought to governor Asa Hutchinsonsattention every s III ngle time anything and I mean anything happens at any point f these units . We have a serious problem Arkansas, PARENTS OF ADC Relatives speak UP! Save somoneone or ur own! Just tell it all ! Help usGod bless his family & him
    A tired mother ~ Kgriffin

  • MaxCady
    May 18, 2019 at 12:22 p.m.

    If you don't like prison, stop doing things that get you sent there.

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