Coronavirus-related inmate death at Ellsworth Correctional Facility


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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Department of Corrections announced Tuesday that an Ellsworth Correctional Facility resident who died on Monday had tested positive for COVID-19.

This is the sixth COVID-19 related death in Kansas and the first one at Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

In a news release Tuesday, the Kansas Department of Corrections said the deceased resident tested positive on September 26 at which time he was moved to the Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) COVID-19 Management Unit (CMU). Three days later, he was transported from LCF to the hospital.
He was a 60-year-old black male with underlying medical concerns that contributed to his condition.

This resident was serving a life sentence based on four sex crime convictions from Wyandotte
County, Kansas. His family has requested that his name not be released.

For the latest information and updates on COVID-19 cases in Kansas, click here


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