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: 
August 30, 2019
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 Smith State Prison in Glennville, Ga., as a suspected homicide.

Agents have reason to believe offender Shacoby Seay (GDC#1001108507) died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate on August 29.  He was pronounced deceased at 10:04 pm.  GDC, in conjunction with the GBI is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Seay was sentenced to Life in 2012, in Dougherty County for Murder.

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