Nash inmate died of COVID-19

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NASHVILLE, NC – A Nash Correctional Institution offender with pre-existing medical conditions, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died at a hospital.  “His death is tragic. We are continuing to work 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.”

The offender tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 2. He was hospitalized on Dec. 3. His condition worsened, and he died on Dec. 6. The offender was a male in his mid-60s 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.