FBI notified of inmate's death in Atlanta prison

The FBI has been alerted to an inmate's death at an Atlanta prison.

Officials tell FOX 5 that staff members found 37-year-old Bill Joe Soliz unresponsive in the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta.

Staff attempted life-saving efforts, but they were unsuccessful and Soliz was pronounced dead.

Police say Soliz had been sentenced to 84 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with the intent to distribute. He had been in the Atlanta prison since August of 2018. 

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Officials have not yet said what lead up to Soliz's death, but say no one else was injured and that the public is not in danger.

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