Inmate Death Being Investigated as Apparent Suicide

Commissioner: 
Gregory C. Dozier
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Gwendolyn Hogan
Contact Number: 
478-992-5247
Contact Email: 
Gwendolyn.Hogan@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
November 13, 2017
STATE OF GEORGIA

Inmate Death Being Investigated as Apparent Suicide

November 9, 2017

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating the death of an inmate at the Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga.

On November 9 at 6:46 p.m., Correctional Officers found inmate Jamie Green (GDC #628897) unresponsive in his cell. Prison medical staff attempted to revive him and he was pronounced deceased at 8:38 p.m. by the Butts County Coroner. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Green was sentenced to death in 2015, in Bartow County, for Aggravated Child Molestation and Child Molestation. Further information and photographs can be found on the GDC website at http://www.gdc.ga.gov.

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