2nd Ellsworth Correctional Facility inmate dies after contracting COVID-19

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 15:57:46-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A second inmate from the Ellsworth Correctional Facility has died after contracting COVID-19.

The inmate, a 76-year-old man who died Monday, tested positive for the virus last month. He was transported Oct. 28 to the Lansing Correctional Facility’s COVID-19 management unit and taken to an area hospital the following day.

He also had underlying health conditions that "contributed to his condition," according to a news release.

The man was at Ellsworth Correctional Facility for a 176-month sentence after being convicted of two counts of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child and aggravated endangerment of a child, the release stated.

Nine inmates in the Kansas Department of Corrections system have died since March.