Dougherty Co. jail inmate dies in apparent suicide

By: ALBANY, Ga. (AP)
By: ALBANY, Ga. (AP)

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- For the second time in less than a month, an inmate housed at the Dougherty County Jail has died after he hanged himself in his cell.

The Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday, 36-year-old Ronald Alton Foster died Sunday night.

Doughtery County Coroner Emma Quimbley said jailers attempted to resuscitate Foster, but he was pronounced dead at around 7 p.m.

Foster was incarcerated for theft, robbery and probation violations.

In November, a 56-year-old male inmate also died after hanging himself in the jail.

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