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Officers Resign After Inmate's Death

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The Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirms that early Wednesday morning officers found the body of inmate Antonio Hicks, soon after that two officers from the unit resigned in lieu of disciplinary reasons.

The TDCJ says the correctional officers weren't following proper protocol.  They say they weren't performing proper security checks on prison cells and that could have prevented the death of 33-year-old Antonio Hicks who was found hanging by a sheet in his cell at 2:15 Wednesday morning.

Officers cut the sheet and performed CPR on hicks, soon after EMS arrived and pronounced him dead.

Suicides in prisons is nothing new, but Allred has been faced with a lot of scrutiny recently as having one of the nations highest prison abuse rates.

Now they're down two correctional officers, and there's no word on whether more resignation letters will follow.

Hicks had been at Allred since 2007.  We sifted through documents and found out he had a lengthy record:  Burglary of a habitation, aggravated robbery with deadly weapon, and aggravated assault with deadly weapon.