Captain at YDC Suspended During Investigation Into Inmate’s Death

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Razor wire fence borders the Metro Regional Youth Detention center in Atlanta, Ga. JJIE Staff, 2010. File photo.A captain at the youth detention center in Augusta, Ga., has been suspended as part of an investigation into the death of a 19-year-old inmate Nov. 8, The Augusta Chronicle reported. Jade Holder died of blunt force trauma to the head after being beaten the previous day inside the YDC. Another inmate, 17-year-old Michael Jarod Everidge, was charged with Holder’s murder.

Department of Juvenile Justice spokesperson Emily Gest told The Chronicle the captain was suspended with pay pending an investigation into possible misconduct. The department did not release the captain’s name or specify the misconduct.

Everidge did not show up for a scheduled bond hearing Friday. Officials had no explanation for why Everidge did not appear at the hearing.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues their criminal investigation in the case. The DJJ is investigating policies and procedures at the YDC.

Photo by Clay Duda/JJIE.org

One thought on “Captain at YDC Suspended During Investigation Into Inmate’s Death

  1. Why are we forced to work double shifts daily with NO over time? Gainesville R Y D C is danger level short staff and has been for a long time. I am talking 2 to 3 people per shift showing up to work. The shift is made up of people who have already worked 8 or more hours held over for 8 more. I worked 17 hours Mon. 3 hours Wed. 16 hours Thur. Even after working 16 hours still can not get relived because they only expecting 3 people to come in. Need to be payed over time we honestly deserve it.