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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: 
May 13, 2020
STATE OF GEORGIA

Inmate Death Under Investigation

FORSYTH, Ga. ā€“ Special Agents with the Georgia Department of Correctionsā€™ (GDC) Office of Professional Standards are investigating the death of an inmate at Macon State Prison in Oglethorpe, Ga., as a suspected homicide.

Agents have reason to believe offender David Dennis (GDC#1244332) died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate on May 13.  Medical personnel responded and life saving measures were performed. Dennis was pronounced deceased at the facility, by the County Coroner at approximately 3:10 a.m.  GDC, in conjunction with the GBI is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Dennis was sentenced to Life in 2010, in Fayette County for Rape.

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