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Colorado DOC announces additional inmate deaths related to COVID-19

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 19:25:54-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Corrections reported Tuesday that four more inmates died this week due to COVID-19 related issues.

The current DOC inmate population is 14,083 and there are currently 1,558 active inmate cases in the department. The CDOC also employs 6,182 full-time staff. Currently, 207 active staff members are positive, the department said.

The four deaths this week are:

  • A 62-year-old male inmate from the Fremont Correctional Facility passed away on 11/30/2020 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The inmate was transported to the hospital on 11/11/2020.
  • A 64-year old inmate passed away at the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility on 11/30/2020. The inmate was not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms at the time of death. An autopsy will be performed and the coroner will determine cause of death.
  • A 66-year old inmate from the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility passed away on 11/30/2020 at the Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, CO after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The inmate was transported to the hospital on 11/10/2020.
  • A 74-year old inmate from the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility passed away on 12/1/2020 at the Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, CO after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The inmate was transported to the hospital on 11/22/2020.

All told, eleven inmates have now died since the beginning of the pandemic.

The latest information from the DOC can be found here: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdoc/covid-19-faq-and-