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Inmate Death Under Investigation

Commissioner: 
Timothy C. Ward
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Email: 
Lori.Benoit@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
February 12, 2020
STATE OF GEORGIA

Inmate Death Under Investigation

FORSYTH, Ga. – Special Agents with the Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Office of Professional Standards are investigating the death of an inmate at Valdosta State Prison in Valdosta, Ga., as a suspected homicide.

Agents have reason to believe offender Prince Blige (GDC#583771) died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate on February 12.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 11:38 a.m.  GDC, in conjunction with the GBI is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Blige was sentenced to life in 1990, in Chatham County for Rape.

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