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Hays Prison death investigated as suicide

January 22, 2018--8:18 a.m.

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The Georgia Department of Corrections says that they are investigating the death of a Hays State Prison inmate last week as a suicide.

On January 13 at 1:09 a.m., Correctional Officers found inmate Cecil Williams unresponsive in his cell.

Prison medical staff attempted to revive him and he was pronounced deceased at 1:28 a.m. by a physician at the facility.

GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Williams was sentenced to 10 years in 2015, in Lowndes County, for Robbery by Intimidation.