VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Department of Corrections announced Monday that an inmate at Valdosta State Prison has died. This is the second inmate to die at the facility in the last month.
The Dept. of Corrections said that Joseph Pagen died about 3:00 Monday morning in a suspected homicide.
In March, Benjamin Snyder was killed at the prison.
They suspect that he died of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate. Pagen was pronounced dead at Valdosta State Prison by the Lowndes County Coroner.
Pagen was sentenced in 2012, in Baldwin County, for two counts of Aggravated Assault, two counts of False Imprisonment, Robbery By Force and Burglary.