Another inmate has died from COVID-19, this time it was a 62-year-male who was housed at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution.
The inmate, who is not being named for privacy reasons, was the 22nd inmate to die following incarceration.
The Department of Correction says prior to his death he suffered from several underlying comorbidities. He was serving a sentence for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and his maximum release date was Jan. 12 next year.
“This is a sobering reminder that Covid-19 cannot be taken for granted. Our Agency will not let its collective guard down – we will continue to fight against the spread of this dreaded virus,” said Department of Correction Commissioner Angel Quiros. “My condolences go