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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: 
July 13, 2020
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 Macon State Prison in Oglethorpe, Ga., as a suspected homicide.

Agents have reason to believe offender Bobby Lee (GDC#1041438) died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate.  He was pronounced deceased by the facility physician at approximately 9:00 a.m., July 13.  The GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Lee was sentenced to 15 years in 2016, in Chatham County for Armed Robbery.

 

About the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising approximately 50,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees. For more information on the GDC, call 478-992-5247 or visit http://www.gdc.ga.gov.

 


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