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Man killed in Augusta state prison facility identified

Authorities still tight-lipped on details

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 2:45 PM
Last updated 7:15 PM
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Antonio Wiley was the inmate stabbed Aug. 28 at Augusta State Medical Prison, the Georgia Department of Corrections said Tuesday.

He was born in 1981 and convicted in Fulton County, but full details of his background were unavailable because his name is no longer listed on the department’s inmate locator.

Other details surrounding the incident remain under wraps.

According to Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten, an autopsy Aug. 29 concluded the victim died of stab wounds. Tuten said that the body was returned to the prison system and that he is unaware of the burial status.

The case was originally referred to as “suspicious” by Tuten on Aug. 29. It has been ruled a homicide but will not count in Richmond County’s homicide total for the year because it occurred in a state-operated facility.

“I wouldn’t say that (the case) was unusual,” Corrections spokeswoman Kristen Stancil said Tuesday afternoon.

Asked whether there was a suspect, Stancil said she did not have the authority to release that information.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is also assisting.

Special agent in charge Mike Ayers said releases at this point could be detrimental to the case.

“I generally don’t release anything about a homicide until the case is solved,” he said Tuesday.

Staff Writer Kyle Martin contributed to this article.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 09/06/11 - 05:53 pm
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Two murders in GDC prisons in

Two murders in GDC prisons in the last month. How many near-deaths from shankings? How many cell phones? How many drugs? How many homosexual rapes? Our dedicated correctional professionals need taxpayer/citizen help to maintain order in our prisons, folks. Are they little Dutch boys/girls with their thumbs in the dike restraining a flood of criminality into our neighborhoods, particularly poor and minority ones? What's going to happen when, out of fiscal necessity, our state's prison population is reduced by half over the next few years?

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darr350 09/07/11 - 11:41 am
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"Details remain under wraps."

"Details remain under wraps." It will stay "Under Wraps" as far as the general public is concerned because the Wardon would never want people to know what a joke his security force is. This inmate was transfered to ASMP for his protection? What a fine job they did.

darr350
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darr350 09/07/11 - 11:43 am
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The inmate was transfered to

The inmate was transfered to ASMP for his protection? Because of contraband cell phones the word got to the prison population that he was coming. The rest is history.

whyme
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whyme 09/07/11 - 12:32 pm
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I know that many people think

I know that many people think that prisoners deserve anything bad that happens to them once incarcerated. The prisoners are afraid to report any offense against them, and not all are there for violent crimes, but then one could say that that's the chance you take if you commit a crime. With a lack of intense intervention by the staff there, what are we exactly fixing if these guys get back out? Crime is a crime no matter where it takes place. Lots of sides to this issue...

stillamazed
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stillamazed 09/07/11 - 03:43 pm
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I agree Whyme.

I agree Whyme.

Lane
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Lane 09/07/11 - 05:45 pm
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The public has no clue about

The public has no clue about this prison...inmates getting jumped by so called gangs and beaten so bad...Just before this inmate was killed an inmate pressed charges because he was jumped by several guys and he ended up with 45 staples in his head...and there has been several other cases of basically certain inmates do exactly what they want as in beating people stealing everything they have...and as far as getting the Warden or Deputy Warden to help you...Well I just wish someone in the news field would really pursue what goes on at this prison...THEY COVER UP SO MUCH...I understand it is prison but you have inmates in there for simple stuff with inmates serving life sentences...The Governor of Georgia needs to be contacted and he needs to clean this prison up...

Lane
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Lane 09/07/11 - 05:50 pm
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Remain "under wraps" oh that

Remain "under wraps" oh that is such an understatement!! I really don't know how some of the employees at ASMP sleep at night...Who is control of this prison????

daphne1622
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daphne1622 09/08/11 - 08:27 pm
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I agree, there are alot of

I agree, there are alot of issues that need to be resolved.

emcdowell
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emcdowell 09/13/11 - 10:16 am
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The killing of this inmate

The killing of this inmate was horrible and I agree that something need to be done at ASMP because the inmates run the prison and there is no control or structure at all. The inmates nor the staff are safe out there and that is sad that no one has tried to address the problems at this prison, instead the problems are constantly being covered up and as a result inmates and staff are constantly getting hurt. Someone need to come in and get this place cleaned up, asap. At this rate, it seems like more people rather it is staff or inmates will have to get hurt or killed before something will be done, but the real question is what will they tell the families ?

whyme
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whyme 09/16/11 - 01:11 pm
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I think it's true for most

I think it's true for most prisons in general. I certainly wouldn't want any perpetrator against my family to be having a party in prison and better amenities that I have. But I have never felt comfortable with the crimes taking place in prison and ,worse, knowing that they are basically tolerated or inmates fear being a snitch. Look at those 3 guys in prison for years who just got out after being accused of killing 3 little boys. One guy said he can't count the number of assaults he endured. Another doesn't even know how to eat with a utensil because of the abuse he experienced. I guess that if you look at the numbers, those cases are much rarer than those repeat violent offenders and folks figure they can take care of themselves.

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