TDCJ Inmate Dead Another Injured In Electrical Accident

By: Mike George Email
By: Mike George Email

A TDCJ inmate is dead after he was electrocuted Tuesday while performing maintenance work on an underground water main outside of the Huntsville "Walls" Unit.

Inmate, Todd Hughes, 39, was working with an inmate maintenance crew on a broken water line when he was electrocuted, apparently by an adjacent electrical line, at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Hughes was transported to Huntsville Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A second inmate was treated in the unit's infirmary.

Todd Hughes was serving a 7-year sentence for intoxication manslaughter out of Orange County.

TDCJ's Office of Inspector General is investigating the accident.

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