In addition to his work with the church, Pastrana also previously volunteered with Barber Middle School before he was banned following an incident involving a student.
Pastrana was one of two state inmates who died in less than 12 hours Friday after incidents at separate prisons, the DOC said.
Also Friday, a second inmate was taken to the hospital following a fight at Telfair State Prison in Helena, according to the GDC. Cedric Johnson died shortly before midnight. In 2008, Johnson was sentenced to 20 years in prison following a conviction for armed robbery in Dougherty County.
The GDC and GBI are also investigating Johnson’s death.