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Inmate Death Under Investigation

Commissioner: 
Timothy C. Ward
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Lori Benoit
Contact Email: 
Lori.Benoit@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
December 4, 2019
STATE OF GEORGIA

Inmate Death Under Investigation

FORSYTH, Ga. – Special Agents with the Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Office of Professional Standards are investigating the death of an inmate at Georgia State Prison in Reidsville, Ga., as a suspected homicide.

Agents have reason to believe offender Adrian Victerro White, Jr. (GDC#1161586) died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate on December 3rd.  He was pronounced deceased at approximately 10:00 p.m.  GDC, in conjunction with the GBI is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

White was sentenced to Life in 2005, in Fulton County for Murder.

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