Family of man found dead in Fulton County Jail release autopsy results

The family of a man found dead in his Fulton County Jail cell is demanding answers.
Published: Sep. 26, 2023 at 7:37 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2023 at 12:32 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Family members of a Fulton County inmate found dead inside his cell are demanding change.

Montay Stinson’s family is now backed by an attorney, and spoke about his death and release details about his autopsy during a press conference Tuesday morning.


Stinson was found dead in his cell late on the night of July 31. The medical examiner report said his cause of death was hypertensive cardiovascular disease. The report also states there was “minor blunt force trauma.” Stinson’s family said the jail staff neglected him.

“Their duty, sworn duty is to not only maintain order but to also care about the safety of every single inmate in there. They failed my brother,” said Kimyotta Stinson, Montay’s sister.

“Leading up to this tragic evening, Montay reported to his family that he was experiencing multiple medical problems that were not being addressed,” said Kenneth Muhammad, the family’s attorney.

The Fulton County Jail has been under scrutiny for some time now. Ten people have died in Fulton County’s custody just this year, prompting an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice as well as lawsuits by the inmates’ families.

The county just recently approved a multimillion-dollar settlement for the death of Lashawn Thompson, the inmate found covered in bed bug bites.

“It was a mediated settlement, all parties came together to discuss the facts and life expectancy and things of that nature that go into such a decision, and then the final analysis was we agreed on a $4 million settlement,” said Robb Pitts, chairman, Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

This very issue has also prompted commissioners to consider moving hundreds of inmates to both South Georgia and across state lines. They are expected to take up that issue next week.