Two inmates die from COVID-19 at Plainfield Correctional Facility

221 inmates have tested positive in state prisons
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Posted at 2:05 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 14:17:47-04

PLAINFIELD — Two inmates have died from COVID-19 at Plainfield Correctional Facility, according to the latest numbers from the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Plainfield Correctional Facility reports the second highest number of inmate cases in the state with 47 confirmed to have COVID-19. The first inmate death was reported at Westville Correctional Facility earlier this month, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases among inmates.

Dave Bursten with the IDOC said both inmates passed away on Sunday. They were both in their 60s.

IDOC reported that the first inmate death at Westville Correctional Facility was a man in his 70s.

So far a total of 221 inmates from 7 different correctional facilities have been diagnosed with COVID-19. IDOC says 83 employees have also tested positive, although they do not release details of staff locations or conditions.

Correctional FacilityOffender ConfirmedOffender Death
Branchville (BTC)20
Correctional Industrial (CIF)00
Chain O' Lakes (COL)00
Heritage Trail (HTCF)80
Putnamville (ISF)00
Indiana State Prison (ISP)00
Pendleton (ISR)240
Indiana Women's Prison (IWP)140
Plainfield (IYC)472
Edinburgh (JCU)30
Logansport Juvenile (LJCF)00
LaPorte Juvenile (LPJ)00
Miami (MCF)00
Madison (MCU)00
New Castle (NCCF)00
Pendleton Juvenile (PNJ)00
Reception Diagnostic (RDC)00
Rockville (RTC)00
South Bend Community (SBCRC)00
Westville (WCC)1231
Wabash Valley (WVCF)00
Total Confirmed 221 3