Inmate Death Under Investigation

Commissioner: 
Gregory C. Dozier
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Wendy Howell
Contact Number: 
478.994.5247
Contact Email: 
wendy.howell@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
October 29, 2018
STATE OF GEORGIA

Inmate Death Under Investigation


FORSYTH, Ga. –  The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating the death of an inmate at Ware State Prison in Waycross, Ga., as a suspected homicide.

Agents have reason to believe Offender Kuame Darby (GDC#1000686019) died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate on October 28. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 9:57 p.m. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Offender Darby was sentenced to 15 years in Randolph County for forgery.

 

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