13th Conn. prisoner dies, ACLU calls for inmate vaccinations

Connecticut

Another Connecticut prison inmate has died from complications of COVID-19 and prisoner-rights advocates are calling on Gov. Ned Lamont to do more to protect those incarcerated in Connecticut from the novel coronavirus.

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The death was the 13th in the prison system during the pandemic, the second reported this week and the fifth in the last month.  The latest fatalities were both 69-year-old men who had been transferred in the last month from the medical ward at the MacDougall-Walker prison in Suffield to an outside hospital.

The ACLU of Connecticut is calling on the governor to order the release of more inmates to help deal with the problem.

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