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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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https://www.mychesco.com/a/news/heal...-inmate-death/
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210 prisoners at Montgomery County Correctional Facility are quarantined. This April 16 article from Norristown Patch "210 Inmates Are Now Quarantined At Montco Correctional Facility"

NORRISTOWN, PA — Montgomery County Correctional Facility has now put a total of 210 inmates into quarantine in order to control the spread of coronavirus, officials announced on Wednesday.

Additionally, three new inmates have shown symptoms, and are now awaiting test results. It will take between three and six days for test results to return. The tests were done on Tuesday.
https://patch.com/pennsylvania/norri...ign=newsletter
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SCI Montgomery County Correctional Facility???


Which is it? State or County?

My LO is in SCI Phoenix in Montgomery county and he's been sick for 2 weeks. So far they refuse to test him because he doesn't have a fever when they decide to send someone. Although he does have fevers. It's just not a consistent fever.
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It looks like it is about the county prison, MONTGOMERY COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY in Eagleville, not the State prison SCI Phoenix in Collegeville.
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I've never been to Phoenix and since we don't write the facility anymore it didn't click on the town names
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Too many prisons, too close together, the Pennsylvania way!
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The death was at SCI Phoenix, which is a state facility. This was the site of the first confirmed case in our state system. The gentleman was in his late sixties.

There was also a death at the Philadelphia Prison System's Riverside facility, which is for women.
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