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Inmate Death Being Investigated as Apparent Suicide

Commissioner: 
Gregory C. Dozier
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Kasandra Ortiz
Contact Email: 
Kasandra.Ortiz@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
January 16, 2018
Georgia

Inmate Death Being Investigated as Apparent Suicide

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating the death of an inmate at Hays State Prison in Summerville, Ga.

On January 13 at 1:09 a.m., Correctional Officers found inmate Cecil Williams (GDC #1307597) unresponsive in his cell. Prison medical staff attempted to revive him and he was pronounced deceased at 1:28 a.m. by a physician at the facility. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Williams was sentenced to 10 years in 2015, in Lowndes County, for Robbery by Intimidation. Further information and photographs can be found on the GDC website at http://www.gdc.ga.gov.



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