Inmate Death Being Investigated as Apparent Suicide

Gregory C. Dozier
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October 4, 2017

Inmate Death Being Investigated as Apparent Suicide

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating the death of an inmate at Valdosta State Prison in Valdosta, Ga.

On October 3, at 5:58 p.m., inmate Milton Jones (GDC #88019) was found unresponsive in his cell. Prison medical staff administered CPR in an attempt to revive him. He was transported to a local area hospital and was pronounced deceased at 6:51 p.m. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Jones was serving a 21-year sentence for Aggravated Assault and Possession of Firearm during a Crime. Further information and photographs can be found on the GDC website at


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