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Second inmate virus death reported in state prisons

St. Clair Prison
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Overcrowding at Alabama's St. Clair Prison

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama prison system says a second inmate has died after testing positive for COVID-19. 

William Hershell Moon, a 74-year-old inmate at St. Clair Correctional Facility, died Wednesday at a hospital. The prison system this week reported additional cases among inmates and staff.

A total of 19 inmates have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the prison system. The department said a total of 73 staff members and contract workers have self-reported positive tests for COVID-19. Twenty-one of those have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

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