Inmate Death Being Investigated as Apparent Suicide

Commissioner: 
Gregory C. Dozier
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Kasandra Ortiz
Contact Number: 
(478) 796-2489
Contact Email: 
Kasandra.Ortiz@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
February 24, 2018
STATE OF GEORGIA

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 February 23 at 11:52 a.m., Correctional Officers found inmate Demetris Jarrod Mildton (GDC #1000519236) unresponsive in his cell. Prison medical staff attempted to revive him and he was pronounced deceased at 12:19 p.m. by a physician at the facility. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Mildton was serving a ten-year sentence for Aggravated Battery out of Charlton County with a maximum possible release date of April 1, 2018.

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