Indiana prisoner fifth to die of coronavirus at FMC

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A sixth inmate has died at the Federal Medial Center in Lexington.

According to the federal Bureau of Prisons, 69-year-old Charles Woolsey died of coronavirus-related illness.

Woolsey was serving 300 months for possession of meth, possession of cocaine, possession of a weapon and other offenses from the Southern District of Indiana. He has been at the Federal Medical Center since July 5, 2017.

He was admitted to a local hospital in early May and tested positive for the coronavirus. He was placed on a ventilator on May 8 and his condition has declined during the last month.

He died Tuesday.

FMC Lexington is an administrative security facility that currently houses 1,335 offenders.

The prison, which provides medical care to federal prisoner who have health care needs, has been a hotspot for the virus for more than a month.

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