Inmate Death Being Investigated as Apparent Suicide

Commissioner: 
Gregory C. Dozier
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Lori Benoit
Contact Number: 
(478) 992-5247
Contact Email: 
Lori.Benoit@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
February 22, 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 15 at 6:41 p.m., Correctional Officers found inmate Joel Domingues (GDC#643024) unresponsive in his cell. Prison medical staff attempted to revive him, and he was pronounced deceased at 7:10 p.m. by the Coroner. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Domingues was sentenced to Life in 2001, in Dekalb County, for Murder.

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