Georgia prison officials investigate apparent inmate suicide
Aug. 29, 2018
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Prison officials in Georgia are investigating an inmate death that they say appears to be a suicide.
The Department of Corrections said in a news release that guards found inmate Carl Sanford unresponsive in his cell at Coastal State Prison in Savannah around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The agency says Sanford was pronounced dead just after 6 a.m.
Corrections officials did not provide any more details. They said they're investigating the death, which they say is standard procedure when an inmate dies in custody.
Sanford was serving a 20-year sentence for burglary following a conviction in Gordon County. His latest possible release date was in 2024.