Virginia has its first inmate death related to the coronavirus


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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — An inmate from the Virginia Correctional Center for Women in Goochland died at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center after battling COVID-19.

The 49-year-old was admitted to the hospital for the coronavirus on April 4. She had underlying health conditions including asthma and Hepatitis-C.

VADOC is not releasing the offenders name to protect the privacy of her family.

She was serving a 9-year sentence for manufacturing methamphetamine, delivery of drugs to prison and larceny, and would have been released mid-2023.

Currently, there are 76 people with the coronavirus at Virginia state correctional facilities. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Central Virginia Correctional Unit #13 –12 inmates, 1 staff member
  • Deerfield Correctional Center, includes Deerfield Work Center — 1 staff member
  • Haynesville Correctional Center — 4 inmates, 1 staff member
  • Indian Creek Correctional Center — 1 staff member
  • State Farm Correctional Complex — 2 staff members
  • Sussex II State Prison — 2 inmates, 2 inmates in the hospital, and 1 staff member
  • Virginia Correctional Center for Women, includes State Farm Work Center — 21 inmates, 3 inmates in the hospital, 21 staff members
  • Probation & Parole — Eastern Region — 4 staff members

To learn more about what the VADOC is doing to combat and prevent the spread of the coronavirus click here.


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