Inmate Death Under Investigation
FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating the death of an inmate at Valdosta State Prison in Valdosta, Ga., as a suspected homicide.
Agents have reason to believe offender Elander Johnson (GDC#1000688020) died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate on July 25. He was pronounced deceased at 6:12 p.m. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.
Johnson was sentenced to serve 25 years in 2017, in Whitfield County for Armed Robbery.
About the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)
The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees. For more information on the GDC, call 478-992-5247 or visit http://www.gdc.ga.gov