Inmate Death Under Investigation

Interim Commissioner: 
Gregory C. Dozier
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Gwendolyn Hogan
Contact Number: 
478-992-5247
Contact Email: 
Gwendolyn.Hogan@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
November 6, 2017
STATE OF GEORGIA

Inmate Death Under Investigation

November 6, 2017

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

A Correctional Officer found inmate Montra Moss (GDC#920208) unresponsive at 12:30 a.m. on November 6.  Prison medical staff provided life saving measures to revive him and he was pronounced deceased at 1:08 a.m. by a physician at the facility. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Moss was sentenced in 2017, in Hall County, for Trafficking Cocaine Less than 200 GM and Possession of Marijuana. Further information and photographs can be found on the GDC website at http://www.gdc.ga.gov.

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