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Fifth inmate death in 20 months at Valdosta State Prison

Milton Jones was found unresponsive in his cell just before 6 p.m. Tuesday according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. / Photo: MGN Online & Georgia Department of Corrections

A 34-year-old inmate has died at Valdosta State Prison and is now the fifth inmate to pass away in 20 months.

Milton Jones was found unresponsive in his cell just before 6 p.m. Tuesday according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

CPR was administered to Jones until he was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:51 p.m.

GDOC officials say an investigation has been launched into the cause of Jones' death.

Jones is now the fifth inmate to pass away at the institution following the deaths of Cody Vestal and Richard Strickland in February 2016, Dominique Hurt in June 2016 and Anthony Hann in August 2017.

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