Inmate at Smith State Prison found dead in cell, Tattnall County Coroner says

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Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 5:40 PM EDT
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TATTNALL, Ga. (WTOC) - An inmate at Smith State Prison was found dead in his cell Saturday morning, according to the Tattnall County Coroner Brad Anderson.

Anderson says the inmate was 29 years old and was found in his single-person cell around 8 a.m. Saturday.

The Georgia Department of Corrections confirmed the death, calling it an apparent suicide. The body will be sent to the state’s crime lab.

Unrelated to the death, there was also an altercation Saturday among three inmates at Smith State Prison, resulting in non-life threatening injuries.

Both incidents are being investigated, which is standard procedure.