Inmate stabbed at Coastal State Prison has died

Crime & Safety

Kion Parks (GDC)

GARDEN CITY, Ga. (WSAV) — An inmate stabbed at Coastal State Prison Tuesday afternoon has died, officials say.

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) identified the inmate as Kion Parks, who was in his early 30s.

The agency has not identified any suspects in the stabbing but confirmed no officers were involved.

According to an official at Chatham Emergency Services, the incident occurred at 2:42 p.m. Tuesday. EMS took Parks to Memorial Health in Savannah in critical condition.

Parks was incarcerated for aggravated battery out of Cobb County, according to GDC records. His five-year sentence would have ended in December 2023.

Coastal State Prison is a medium-security facility located near Garden City.

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