70-Year-Old Inmate in Tabor Prison Dies from COVID-19

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TOBOR CITY, NC A Tabor Correctional Institution offender with pre-existing medical conditions, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died at a hospital.

“His death is saddening. We are working hard to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in our prisons,” said Todd Ishee, Commissioner of Prisons. “The health and safety of the staff and the offender population is our top priority.”

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The offender was COVID tested while in the prison and hospitalized on Nov. 19. His COVID-positive test result was received the next day, Nov. 20. His condition worsened, and he died on Dec. 3.

The offender was a male in his early-70s who had underlying health conditions. Given his family’s right to privacy and the confidentiality of prison offender records, the Department of Public Safety will not further identify the individual.

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