Coroner releases inmate autopsy results

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 12:00 PM
Last updated Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 11:07 PM
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Autopsy results revealed a 19-year-old at Augusta’s Youth Development Campus died of blunt force trauma to the head, Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten this morning.

Jade Holder died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday after being declared brain dead at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

According to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Assistant Special Agent in Charge Pat Morgan, agents were called in to investigate after Holder was seriously injured in his cell in Unit 43 around 9 p.m. Monday.

The unit holds 15 to 20 inmates, who are housed in one-man cells.

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stillamazed
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stillamazed 11/10/11 - 12:19 pm
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I hope that they find out

I hope that they find out what happened and I know his family is distraught but I also think that they need to stop getting on TV and making statements that have not been verified yet. His mother said on the news yesterday that 8 inmates and a guard have been arrested and the GBI says that is completely not true. Let law enforcement do their jobs and get all the facts first then deal with the outcome.

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happychimer 11/10/11 - 12:51 pm
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One former inmate said that

One former inmate said that guards get inmates cigarettes, drugs, anything they want, but for a price. A pastor who has been to jails all over this country said that ydc here in Augusta is like going through the gates of hell.I hope that the place will be cleaned up good.

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BamaMan 11/10/11 - 02:09 pm
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Maybe if it WERE like going

Maybe if it WERE like going through the gates of Hell, kids would try not to go there! Inmates everywhere have all the immenities, and then some. They are supposed to be being punished.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 11/10/11 - 02:33 pm
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There are always bad prison

There are always bad prison guards just like there are bad law enforcement officers, some of them can be bought for a price and in my opinion if they get caught doing it they should serve some time themselves. I agree BamaMan, if it is like going through hell then so many would not be returning and you are also correct in the fact they are supposed to be punished.

GodisSoGood
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GodisSoGood 11/10/11 - 02:59 pm
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Some will still return to

Some will still return to that kind of life because it's just in their blood. Very sad.

Peach29
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Peach29 11/10/11 - 03:01 pm
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I agree Stillamazed, in such

I agree Stillamazed, in such system or any profession, we should hold our standards of good workmanship, integrity and remain elite employees at all times. Under no circumstance should anyone be treated this way especially if your job is "to protect"; seems like some employees there should change their job title to to "kill". If you do not want to work in a place to help delinquent youth, then get a job in the cemetary or elsewhere. I hope JUSTICE is served!!!! ready to see the outcome.............

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Patty-P 11/10/11 - 03:17 pm
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This being the third 'inmate'

This being the third 'inmate' killed at an Augusta facility reminds me of a movie I saw years ago called 'Felon'. I find it hard to believe that all of this could be going on and nobody knows anything. I hope they find justice as well and not try to cover things up. This was someone's son.

PrayN4U
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PrayN4U 11/10/11 - 03:31 pm
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This is not the first

This is not the first incident at this facility. They had a complete overhaul of personnel not to long ago. My heart goes out to this mother. No matter what her son was there for, he should not have been killed. If the staff was doing their job they would have heard or seen something. The personnel in these facilities should not feel free to break the law because no one care about these kids. A thorough and complete investagation should be conducted. Send in an undercover operation consisting of out of state investigators to see what is really going on.

happychimer
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happychimer 11/10/11 - 04:05 pm
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Yes criminals are suppose to

Yes criminals are suppose to be punished, but this inmate was not sentenced to death for his crime. This country is suppose to be above human cruelty and abuse.I don't see why each inmate can't be in a single cell that is locked where no other inmates can get in.

happychimer
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happychimer 11/10/11 - 04:24 pm
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I read that Jake Holder was

I read that Jake Holder was an organ donor.

eb97
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eb97 11/10/11 - 04:27 pm
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I hope the mother reports

I hope the mother reports this to the GAO, www.thegao.org. It is a federal agency that if called by a family, they will investigate and take it to court at no cost to the family. They are the Georgia Protection and Advocacy Org. and are in every state but most have not heard of them. Look at their website.

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macktaylor 11/10/11 - 11:15 pm
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When I first started

When I first started prosecuting I had a case where two inmates fought over a mother's day card. You never know what sets these people off. I don't know all the facts, but I think it would be hard to anticipate that an attack would occur. I've seen cases where blunt force trauma that was enough to kill was a single blow to the head. By the time anyone can jump in to stop it, it is already too late.

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Vito45 11/10/11 - 11:21 pm
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I think that is what happened

I think that is what happened to the man who was killed in the RC jail, BFT to the head and it was over before the jailers could react.

As far as what they fight over, I've watched a lot of prison documentaries on the various channels and most of the time it is simply about "respect". Unbelievable that they shank each other over such silliness. Spend many additional years in the tank because they felt "dissed". What a puny mind these cretins must have....

Vito45
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Vito45 11/10/11 - 11:29 pm
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happychimer Thursday, Nov. 10

happychimer
Thursday, Nov. 10 4:05 PM
"Yes criminals are suppose to be punished, but this inmate was not sentenced to death for his crime. This country is suppose to be above human cruelty and abuse.I don't see why each inmate can't be in a single cell that is locked where no other inmates can get in."

That is what I don't understand either. As I said, I watch a lot of those programs and I just don't understand why the most violent can't be locked away from the general population whom are just trying to get by day to day to make their time and get out. Those animals should be in a facility that has a room and a dog run leading out back that gets unlocked in a systematic way to keep them far enough apart to stop the yapping. 23 hours in lockdown, 1 hr in the pen, and their food shoved through the door hole.

I guess the ACLU would see that as cruel and unusual punishment though.

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