Two more Arkansas prisoners with COVID-19 related symptoms have died, making a total of four deaths this week, according to Arkansas Department of Corrections news releases.
On Wednesday, July 15, an inmate at East Arkansas Regional Unit at Brickeys was pronounced deceased at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital at Jonesboro. The man was in his mid-70s and serving a sentence for first-degree battery.
On Thursday, July 16, an inmate from the Ouachita River Unit at Malvern was pronounced dead at Baptist Medical Center at Little Rock. The man was in his late 50s and serving a sentence for residential burglary.
Earlier this week, two other inmates died at hospitals after being treated for COVID-19-related symptoms, according to news releases.
On Monday, July 13, a prisoner of the Ouachita River Unit died at Saline Memorial Hospital at Benton. The man was in his early 70s and serving a sentence for first-degree murder.
On Sunday, July 12, an inmate from the East Arkansas Regional Unit died at NEA Baptist at Jonesboro. The man was in his mid-60s and serving a sentence for sexual assault, according to the release.
The Department of Corrections didn’t release names of either inmate.