Sixth Correctional Facility Resident Death Oct. 19

A  Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) resident who died Monday, October 19, 2020 had tested positive for COVID-19. This is the sixth resident death related to COVID-19 in Kansas, the first at ECF.


The resident tested positive on September 26 at which time he was moved to the Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) COVID-19 Management Unit (CMU).  Three days later he was transported from LCF to the hospital.


The resident’s family has asked that his name not be released.  He was a 60-year-old black male with underlying medical concerns that contributed to his condition.


This resident was serving a life sentence based on four sex crime convictions from Wyandotte County, Kansas.


The Ellsworth Correctional Facility opened in 1988. Serving only males, the Central Unit provides housing for 820 multi-custody residents and the East Unit provides housing for 95 minimum-custody residents.


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One thought on “Sixth Correctional Facility Resident Death Oct. 19”

  1. Very sad. We need to be vigilant in all congregate settings. Everyone needs protected. We’ve learned so much through this pandemic. Keep wearing your mask, use eye protection, keep your distance and wash your hands.

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