Inmate Death Being Investigated as Apparent Suicide

Gregory C. Dozier
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Joan Heath
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October 1, 2017

Inmate Death Being Investigated as Apparent Suicide

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

At 5:00 a.m. today, Correctional Officers found inmate Donnie Hulett (GDC #1066274) unresponsive in his cell. Prison medical staff attempted to revive him and he was pronounced deceased at 6:45 a.m. by the Butts County Coroner. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Hulett was sentenced to death in 2004, in Walker County, for the 2002 murders of brothers Larry and Arvine Phelps. Further information and photographs can be found on the GDC website at

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