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The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating the death of an inmate at Georgia State Prison in Reidsville, Ga.

On July 26 at approximately 6:04 p.m., Correctional Officers found inmate Niqua Thomas (GDC #1000484572) unresponsive in his cell. Prison medical staff responded and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and at 6:32 p.m., Emergency Medical Services arrived and continued CPR. Thomas was pronounced deceased at 6:40 p.m. by the facility physician. GDC is conducting an investigation into the death, as standard procedure.

Thomas was sentenced to 12 years in Dekalb County for armed robbery, with a maximum release date of April 2020.

Information from Georgia Department of Corrections. 

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  1. I would like to know why the GBI and the news media is not aware of this case. I would like to know why would a person committ suicide near the end of their term and not the beginning. I would like to know why this case is being held in the prison walls but not in the public eye. I would like to know why was it done.

  2. We need justice for our family. What are y’all hiding we really needs answers. He was excited about coming home.


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