Yet another inmate death has been reported at Hays State Prison in Pennville.
According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the 42 year old inmate died on December 11th – and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is saying that the death may have been a case of suicide, but family members of inmate Phillips Pearson – don’t agree.
The article quoted Pearson’s father as saying that he saw bruises on his son’s body before he was buried, and his son had previously told him during a telephone conversation that he feared for his life.
Chattooga County Coroner Earle Rainwater refused to comment on the death, citing the on-going investigation; the Georgia Bureau of Investigation also declined further comment citing the same reason.
(AM1180/Chattanooga Times Free Press)