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 Telfair State Prison in Helena, Ga., as a suspected homicide.
Agents have reason to believe offender Cedric Johnson (GDC#1223614) died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate on March 13. He was pronounced deceased at approximately 11:45 pm. GDC, in conjunction with the GBI is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.
Johnson was sentenced to twenty years in 2008, in Dougherty County for Armed Robbery.
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