PINE BLUFF, Ark. — According to The Arkansas Department of Corrections, an inmate died at Jefferson Regional Medical Center while being treated for COVID-19 symptoms.
The Arkansas Department of Corrections spokesperson, Soloman Graves, said the inmate had pre-existing conditions that made them more susceptible to the coronavirus.
The inmate’s name has not been released. They were serving a sentence for manslaughter at the Cummins Unit.
There have been a total of five inmate deaths related to COVID-19.
This story will be updated as information is released.