Virginia mother upset after learning of son’s prison death on Facebook

Posted at 1:14 PM, Nov 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-14 13:17:22-05

Richmond, Va. – Janice Yellardy of Richmond, Virginia said her family was stunned to learn of her son Samah’s death through other inmates and their families via Facebook. That’s according to a report from WTVR/CBS 6.

Janice says when her sister was notified through Facebook last Friday, she called the prison for answers.

“She called Powhatan and they said ‘yes, he passed away,’” Yellardy explained.

Yellardy said their family has been contacted by several inmates and eventually a corrections officer who was on duty at the prison on November 7, the day Samah died.

Read this complete story from WTVR/CBS 6, HERE.