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Names of inmates charged in fatal Augusta State Medical Prison Stabbing stabbing released

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released the names of the inmates charged in the death of Antonio Wiley on Aug. 28 at Augusta State Medical Prison and an assault on another prisoner earlier that day. They are:

Frederick Dewberry, 28 – murder, aggravated assault

Richard James, 19 – murder and aggravated assault

Norman Simpson, 26 – murder

Michael Lorenzo Ward, 37 – murder

Frankie Henry III, 25 – murder

Jean Fortie, 33 – murder

Dedrick Crews, 30 – aggravated assault

Chas Clifford Cannon, 24 – aggravated assault

Miracle Nwakanma, 23 – aggravated assault

Three of the inmates were already serving life sentences for murder: Simpson, Cannon and Nwakanma.

Wiley, born in 1981, died after being stabbed by homemade shanks while in the prison yard, according to Ayers, the special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Thomson.

Wiley, who was convicted of murder in Fulton County, Ga., was being held at the Gordon Highway facility. Further details on Wiley were not made public.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 09/14/11 - 01:48 pm
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Employees who perform their

Employees who perform their duties within the guard lines of our state's prisons deserve our thanks and support. Those with the courage and integrity to perform them well deserve our admiration.

ispy4u
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ispy4u 09/14/11 - 04:20 pm
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l agree with you 1000%. It

l agree with you 1000%. It takes a special breed of people, to do the job.

daphne1622
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daphne1622 09/14/11 - 06:54 pm
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I agree, the public has no

I agree, the public has no idea what really goes on in prison. And, I hope you never have the experience. .

daphne1622
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daphne1622 09/14/11 - 07:00 pm
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This was a horrible incident.

This was a horrible incident. My heart and prayers go out to the family. No matter what MAY have happened, we should not judge.. No one should have to go through this. .SAD

Vito45
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Vito45 09/14/11 - 07:01 pm
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I've watched a number of the

I've watched a number of the documentary shows on various prisons, and I can guarantee you I wouldn't survive a week in that environment. I'm with the camp that says we coddle them too much, but they sure don't coddle each other. What I still can't understand is how ineffective prison management is at preventing rape, stabbings, contraband, etc.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 09/14/11 - 08:53 pm
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Is there not adequate

Is there not adequate supervision in these facilities?

whyme
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whyme 09/14/11 - 10:41 pm
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Every now and then there is a

Every now and then there is a crime in prison, like this murder, that attracts the media attention. Yet other crimes, like rape and assaults, go unaddressed and based on having worked in similar settings as well as seen the documentaries, it's not like the staff are unaware. Plus those who are the recipient of these acts are reluctant to speak up. Most of the public, though, feel that that's the chance that you take when you commit a crime. Definitely a topic for discussion. Would be curious, though, to hear what an official gives as the excuse for the crimes-short staffed, unaware staff, etc.? The bottom line tho is if they can't or won't keep crimes from happening behind bars, why should we be reassured that we will be safe in the future?

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 09/15/11 - 01:58 am
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Patty-P, As a former GDC

Patty-P,

As a former GDC employee with friends still employed therein, what I hear from within the department leads me to believe that the state's reducing funding for the system until it blows up. After that, the state will reduce the system's size to fit it within further draconian fiscal constraints imposed upon it by citizens who will face a hard time maintaining their standards of living absent higher taxes to fund an expensive, controlled penal environment large enough to incarcerate all our violent felons.

MissLadySi
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MissLadySi 09/15/11 - 07:11 am
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Everyone involved is under

Everyone involved is under the age of 40. A few of those guys should've been in college somewhere, or on some body's time clock as hard working taxpayers. Condolences to all of the families involved but dang!! We wonder where all of the young men of this generation are: dead or in prison...that's not stereo typing, it's in black and white. And now their offsprings are left with this legacy of their "dads" and the cycle continues, and continues. Every body has a sob story, so what they didnt live in good neighborhoods. There is too much educational tools and free help to remove yourselves from that type of an environment. Dont blame society....take responsibility. 9 of them to kill one and attack another?? Dont we, as taxpayers, provide cable, internet and books for them in there? Nothing else better to do than to kill one of their peers and make the papers, scaring the crap out of the CO's on duty? Will praying help us? Will it help our community? Will it help keep our children safe from this? My head hurts......

Butterfly83
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Butterfly83 09/15/11 - 07:49 am
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Okay, so a bunch of murderers
Unpublished

Okay, so a bunch of murderers killed another murderer..... Is this supposed to be a bad thing???

Capitalyki
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Capitalyki 10/02/11 - 08:25 am
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All of these guys are apart

All of these guys are apart of a rowdy gang.

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