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 Georgia State Prison in Reidsville, Ga., as a suspected homicide.

Agents have reason to believe offender Demetrius Stubbins (GDC#1069239) died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate on December 21.  Medical personnel responded and Emergency Medical Services were called.  Stubbins was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at approximately 9:50 p.m.  The GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Stubbins was sentenced to serve ten years in 2013, in Tift County for Burglary.

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Manager, Public Affairs Lori Benoit