Hays Prison death investigated as suicide
January 22, 2018--8:18 a.m.
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.