The sixth inmate from Cummins Prison has died from the Coronavirus according to Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley.
Kelley told DeltaplexNews.com that a white male in his 70’s passed away Wednesday at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.
The particulars of the inmates are as follows:
- African American male in his 60’s.
- White male in his 60’s.
- White male in his 40’s.
- African American male in his 60’s
- White male in his 50’s
- White male in his 70’s
Note: An additional inmate death happened at the Cummins Unit infirmary in early May, but that death has not been confirmed to be COVID-19 related and, according to ADC, an autopsy was requested. Results from that autopsy have not been released.
The Arkansas Department of Corrections reports that 917 total inmates have tested positive for coronavirus. 329 of those inmates have not recovered from the virus as of May 19. Another update will be provided on Friday.
INMATE VISITATION SUSPENSION EXTENDED TO JULY 1, 2020
Continuing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 within our facilities has called for the Arkansas Department of Corrections to extend the suspension of inmate visitation until July 1, 2020. The suspension includes all prisons and community correction centers, and it applies to regular and special visits.
LOWER RATES FOR PHONE CALLS, VIDEO VISITS, AND EMAILS REMAIN IN EFFECT
The extension of the visitation suspension is very hard for our ADC inmates and DCC residents and their loved ones. It is our desire that you stay connected! We encourage you to take advantage of the lower rates for phone calls, video visitation and emails, which will remain in effect until July 1 as well.