Coronavirus USA Update: 1st inmate dies in federal prison of COVID-19

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Coronavirus USA Update: 1st inmate dies in federal prison of COVID-19
Coronavirus USA Update: 1st inmate dies in federal prison of COVID-19

An inmate has died from COVID-19 at FCI Oakdale in Oakdale, Louisiana.

This is the first known death inside the Bureau of Prisons.

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Patrick Jones, 49, was sentenced to 324 months in prison for or possession of 425 grams of crack cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a junior college, the BOP said in a press release.

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Jones was the first inmate inside the BOP to test positive on March 19. He was placed on a ventilator one day later and he died Saturday.

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Officials said he had preexisting conditions that contributed to his death.

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