Commissioner: Timothy C. Ward

Director of Public Affairs: Joan Heath

FORSYTH, Ga. – Special Agents with the Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Office of Professional Standards are investigating the death of an inmate at Smith State Prison in Glenville, Ga., as a suspected homicide.

Agents have reason to believe offender Terrance Beasley (GDC#964885) died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate on December 5th.  He was pronounced deceased at approximately 9:10 a.m.  GDC, in conjunction with the GBI is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Beasley was sentenced to Life in 2001, in Fulton County for Murder.

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Manager, Public Affairs Lori Benoit