Georgia prison officials investigate inmate death as suicide

Published: Oct. 5, 2017 at 5:54 AM EDT
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By: Associated Press

October 5, 2017

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Corrections officials in south Georgia are investigating the death of an inmate as an apparent suicide.

The Department of Corrections said in a news release that Milton Jones was found unresponsive in his cell at Valdosta State Prison just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Prison medical staff tried to revive the 33-year-old inmate using CPR.

The news release said Jones was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 7 p.m.

Jones had been convicted of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a crime and was serving a 21-year sentence.