• coronavirus in prisons Dec 18, 2020

    Another Prison Inmate Dies of COVID-19

    The Department of Corrections announced another inmate death because of COVID-19 complications. The DOC said a 47-year-old man was transferred to an outside hospital for treatment on Nov. 28, where he later died. The man was serving a two and a half year sentence for sale of hallucinogen/narcotic substances as well as assault of a public safety, emergency medical, public…

  • coronavirus in connecticut Dec 7, 2020

    10th Department of Correction Inmate Dies of COVID-19

    Another inmate in the Department of Correction system has died of complications related to COVID-19, department officials said Monday. Officials said the 67-year-old man was transferred from the MacDougall-Walker Medical Isolation Unit to the hospital on November 26. He died Sunday. This is the 10th COVID-19-related inmate death reported since the pandemic began, according to data released by the department….

  • coronavirus in connecticut Dec 4, 2020

    Department of Correction Inmate Dies of COVID-19

    An inmate in the Department of Correction system has died of complications related to COVID-19, department officials said Friday Officials said the 44-year-old man was transferred from the MacDougall-Walker Medical Isolation Unit to the hospital on October 15. He died Friday. Officials said the man had underlying conditions. This is the ninth COVID-19-related inmate death reported since the pandemic began,…

  • coronavirus in connecticut Nov 18, 2020

    Department of Correction Inmate Dies of COVID-19 Complications

    An inmate in the Department of Correction system has died of complications related to COVID-19, department officials said Wednesday. Officials said the 45-year-old man was transferred from Osborn Correctional Institution to the hospital on October 15. He died Wednesday. He is the first COVID-19 related death since May and the eighth since the pandemic began, according to the department’s COVID-19…

  • prisons Oct 12, 2020

    How the Coronavirus is Exposing Deeper Problems in the American Prison System

    Since coronavirus entered the U.S., nearly 16,000 have fallen ill of COVID-19 and 134 have died. That number does not include people incarcerated in state prisons across the U.S. The Marshall Project’s criminal justice reporter Keri Blakinger explains why the general public should care about protecting people in prisons.

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