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: 
March 31, 2019
STATE OF GEORGIA
Inmate Death Under Investigation
Valdosta State Prison

FORSYTH, Ga.– Special Agents with the Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Office of Professional Standards are conducting an investigation on the death of inmate Kealy Williams (GDC #1000571190), as a suspected homicide.

Agents have reason to believe inmate Williams died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate. Inmate Williams was pronounced deceased by Emergency Medical Services at 9:20p.m. on March 30.

Williams was sentenced in Fulton County to serve Life for Murder.

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