Inmate Death Being Investigated as Apparent Suicide

Commissioner: 
Timothy C. Ward
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Lori Benoit
Contact Number: 
478/992-5247
Contact Email: 
Lori.Benoit@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
February 4, 2019
STATE OF GEORGIA

Inmate Death Being Investigated as Apparent Suicide

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is conducting an investigation into the death of an inmate at Calhoun State Prison in Morgan, Ga., as a suspected suicide.

On February 4, at approximately 4:40 a.m., Correctional Officers found inmate Raymond Nelson (GDC#1133943) unresponsive in his cell.  Emergency Medical Services were called.   Nelson was pronounced deceased by the Calhoun County Corner at approximately 7:45 a.m.  GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Nelson was sentenced to ten years in 2011, in Whitfield County for Sex Offender Fail to Register, with a maximum release date of 2021.

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