Another Oklahoma Prisoner Infected With COVID-19 Dies | KGOU
KGOU

Another Oklahoma Prisoner Infected With COVID-19 Dies

Sep 10, 2020

Another state prisoner diagnosed with COVID-19 has died. The man, incarcerated at Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington, was taken to a hospital where he died.

 

The state medical examiner’s office will determine his cause of death.

Department of Corrections Director Scott Crow confirmed the prisoner’s death in an interview with StateImpact Thursday morning. Crow said the man had underlying health conditions that could have been complicated by COVID-19.

As of Wednesday, 92 prisoners at Joseph Harp were infected with COVID-19 and eight were hospitalized

This is the second state prisoner known to have died after a COVID-19 diagnosis. A woman from Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Taft died last week. Her cause of death is still being determined.

StateImpact Oklahoma is a partnership of Oklahoma’s public radio stations which relies on contributions from readers and listeners to fulfill its mission of public service to Oklahoma and beyond. Donate online.