ELMORE, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Corrections has reported another inmate death liked to COVID-19.
Willie Bernard Collins, 67, was serving a life sentence at Staton Correctional Facility for a murder conviction out of Mobile County.
Prison officials say Collins was housed in Staton’s infirmary due to multiple preexisting health conditions. After testing positive for COVID-19 on June 11, he was placed in medical isolation within the infirmary.
Officials say his condition worsened, so he was transferred to a local hospital on July 31 for additional care. Collins remained at the hospital until he died on Oct. 1.