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Default Pennsylvania's first covid 19 prison death

A woman in her 40's died in a Philadelphia city jail and an African American man, in his 60's, died at SCI Phoenix, both from Covid 19.

April 13, 2020

PA Department of Corrections Announces First COVID-19-Related Inmate Death

Harrisburg, PA – On April 8, an inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Phoenix, Montgomery County, died at the Einstein Medical Center. On April 11, the Montgomery County coroner notified prison officials that the cause of death was determined to be acute respiratory distress from pneumonia due to COVID-19 with contributing factors of hypertensive cardiovascular disease and liver cirrhosis.

The inmate was a 67-year-old African American who was serving a life sentence for a first-degree murder conviction out of Philadelphia County.

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