Third inmate dies from COVID-19 in Maryland Correctional System

Posted at 1:34 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 13:39:05-04

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A third inmate has died from the coronavirus in the state of Maryland.

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said the inmate died on Wednesday from complications related to COVID-19.

The inmate was in his 60s and had underlying medical conditions and had been living at Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown prior to being hospitalized in late April.

The previous two deaths were also inmates in their 60s, who suffered from serious underlying medical conditions and were hospitalized for several weeks prior to their deaths. They both were also assigned to the Jessup Correctional Institution.

The Department has an incarcerated population of approximately 20,000. In compliance with state and federal privacy laws, DPSCS cannot identify or comment further on the victim or his case.

The Department said they continue to do everything possible to combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect its employees and those who are in its custody.