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Alaska agency reports third virus-related inmate death


December 10, 2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A third inmate within the Alaska Department of Corrections has died from complications related to COVID-19, the department said Tuesday.

The 78-year-old with underlying conditions died Tuesday, four days after being taken from a correctional facility in Anchorage to a hospital, the department said. The person had been in custody since 2017 on a sexual abuse charge but was not sentenced, the department said.

The two prior COVID-19-related deaths announced by the department involved individuals who had been held at the Goose Creek Correctional Center near Wasilla. The...

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