Inmate Death Under Investigation

Commissioner: 
Tim Ward
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Lori Benoit
Contact Number: 
478-992-5247
Contact Email: 
Lori.Benoit@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
January 17, 2019
STATE OF GEORGIA

Inmate Death Under Investigation

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating the death of an inmate at Hays State Prison (HSP) in Trion, Ga., as a suspected homicide.

On January 17, at approximately 11:57 a.m., inmate Marion Luke (GDC#1117396) was assaulted by another inmate.  Medical personnel and staff responded and took him to medical, awaiting the arrival of Emergency Medical Services.  Inmate Luke was pronounced deceased at approximately 12:05 p.m., in the medical unit by the facility physician.  GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Luke was sentenced to eight years in 2014, in Dekalb County for Aggravated Assault.

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