Inmate Death Under Investigation

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November 1, 2017

Inmate Death Under Investigation

October 31, 2017

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating the death of an inmate at Hancock State Prison.

A Correctional Officer found inmate Roy Bradshaw (GDC#141503) unresponsive in his cell at 7:44 a.m. on October 31.  Prison medical staff provided life saving measures to revive him. At 8:30 a.m., Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and the inmate was pronounced deceased at 8:34 a.m. by the EMT. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Bradshaw was sentenced with Life Without Parole in 2009, in Putnam County, for Murder, Aggravated Assault and Robbery. Further information and photographs can be found on the GDC website at

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