WINFIELD, Kansas – The Kansas Department of Corrections announced Friday that a Winfield Correctional Facility inmate who died Wednesday had tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first COVID-19 related resident death at the Winfield facility and the 20th death related to COVID-19 for the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC).
KDOC stated the inmate tested positive for the virus on Feb. 4 and was admitted to the hospital on Feb. 8. He was a 62-year old black male with underlying medical concerns that contributed to his condition.
The inmate was serving a 226-month sentence for aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child. He had been imprisoned with the KDOC since 2011.
The Winfield Correctional Facility opened in 1984 on the site of what was then the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center. With a capacity of 554, the facility serves only minimum-custody, adult males.
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