CHESTER, Ga. (AP) — State prison officials say they’re investigating the death of a prisoner who they say appears to have committed suicide.

The Georgia Department of Corrections said in a news release that prison guards found Albert Jones unresponsive in his cell at Dodge State Prison in Chester around 1:50 p.m. Sunday.

The agency says prison medical staff began CPR and called emergency medical services five minutes later. The Dodge County coroner pronounced Jones dead around 3:15 p.m.

Corrections officials are investigating the death, which they say is standard procedure when a prisoner dies in custody.

Jones was serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted of burglary in Chatham County. His latest possible release date was in 2020.


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