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Inmate found dead at Dawson County Detention Center
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Authorities say that an inmate in custody at the Dawson County Detention Center has died and state officials have been called in to investigate the death. 

According to Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson, the inmate, a young man, was found lying unresponsive in his cell early on Tuesday by an officer who was conducting a check in the detention center.

Johnson said that he has called in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate the death and currently they are awaiting more information on how the man died.

The man's immediate family has been notified of the death, according to Johnson, but for the time being the name of the deceased will not be released to the public.