Hutchinson Correctional Facility reports COVID-19-related death

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TOPEKA, Kan. – The Hutchinson Correctional Facility announces the death of a resident in which COVID-19 was a factor.

The resident died on Thursday, October 29, and had tested positive for COVID-19 on October 16. He was in his 50’s and had underlying medical concerns that contributed to his condition.

The resident was serving a 195-month sentence for aggravated criminal sodomy. He had been imprisoned with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) since September 2015, according to the HCF.

HCF says the resident is the second COVID-19-related resident death at the facility and the eighth resident death related to COVID-19 for the department.

The Hutchinson Correctional Facility houses 1,884 men. Formerly known as the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory, the facility has three buildings including the Central (all custody levels), East (low-medium custody) and South (minimum) units.