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Inmate Death Under Investigation

Commissioner: 
Timothy C. Ward
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Lori Benoit
Contact Email: 
Lori.Benoit@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
November 30, 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 Coffee Correctional Facility in Nicholls, Ga., as a suspected homicide.

Agents have reason to believe offender Kendall Cromer (GDC#1000175901) died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate on November 30.  Medical personnel responded and life saving measures were performed.  Cromer was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased by a hospital physician, at approximately 1:17 a.m.  The GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Cromer was sentenced to serve twenty years in 2008, in Dekalb County for Armed Robbery.

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