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3 more state inmates die after testing positive for COVID-19

Significant changes are on the horizon for Alabama's embattled prison system.
Significant changes are on the horizon for Alabama's embattled prison system.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Dec. 15, 2020 at 8:41 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed another three inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.

ADOC confirms 70-year-old Floyd Whiteside, 75-year-old Jack Wilson, and 88-year-old Herbert Atwell have died within the past two weeks.

Whiteside was serving a 20-year sentence for sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old out of Etowah County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed. Wilson was serving a 20-year sentence for assault out of Cullman County at Bibb Correctional Facility. Atwell was serving a life sentence for murder out of Dale County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed.

ADOC says there have been 1,060 total cases of COVID-19 in the inmate population. Ninety-four remain active.

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