(WTNH)– An incarcerated individual at the Department of Correction passed away from COVID-19 complications on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
The 78-year-old man was being treated at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution’s infirmary when he died. He had suffered from several significant underlying health issues on top of contracting COVID-19.
The deceased has previously contracted and recovered from COVID-19 in December 2020.
The individual was serving a 40-year sentence for risk of injury to a minor and first-degree sexual assault after entering the Connecticut correctional system in May of 2020.
This is the first incarcerated individual under the care of the CT Department of Correction to pass away from COVID-19 related health issues since Jan. 2021.