The Georgia Department of Corrections is reportedly investigating the death of a Hays State Prison inmate as a suicide.
On Saturday, January 13th at 1:09am, Correctional Officers found the inmate, Cecil Williams (GDC #1307597) unresponsive in his cell. Prison medical staff attempted to revive him and were unsuccessful; he was pronounced deceased at 1:28am by a physician at the facility.
The Georgia Department of Corrections is conducting an investigation into the death – as is standard procedure.
Williams had been sentenced to a term of 10 years in 2015 in Lowndes County, for Robbery by Intimidation.
Further information and photographs can be found on the GDC website at http://www.gdc.ga.gov
Hays State Prison is located in neighboring Chattooga County, Georgia
(AM1180 Chattooga County Radio)