Pippa Hall-Jackson was afraid. Death was stalking him, and the 19-year-old inmate at Hays State Prison didn’t know where to turn.
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In 10 months, 12 inmates and a correctional officer have been killed by Georgia prisoners.
Feb. 20 — Charles Wilcox at Smith State Prison.
Feb. 5 — Pippa Hall-Jackson at Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison
Jan. 18 — Nathanial Reynolds at Hays State Prison
Dec. 26 — Damien McClain at Hays State Prison
Dec. 9 — Derrick Stubbs at Hays State Prison
Nov. 27 — Darryl Christmas at Valdosta State Prison
Oct. 11 — Correctional officer Larry Stell at Telfair State Prison
Sept. 30 — Noe Cruz at Telfair State Prison
Sept. 15 — Lorenzo Critten at Georgia State Prison at Reidsville
Aug. 21 — Glenn Evans at Telfair State Prison
Aug. 9 — Laderick Chappel at Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison
July 19 — Orlando Cable at Smith State Prison
June 13 — Willie Mathis at Wheeler Correctional Facility [private prison]
The number of homicides in Georgia prisons had taken a dramatic uptick
2007 — 5
2008 — 2
2009 — 4
2010 — 7
2011 — 7
2012 — 10 (including an officer)
2013 (to date) — 3