Ronny McGowan, a 32-year-old inmate who was serving a 20-year sentence for sexual abuse of a child less than 12-years-old out of Houston County at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on October 6. Inmate McGowan was transferred to a local hospital on October 6 after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, where he remained until his passing. The full autopsy report concluded that inmate McGowan was COVID-19 positive at the time of his death.
Edward Locke, a 76-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for murder out of Monroe County at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, passed away on January 14. Inmate Locke, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was tested for COVID-19 on August 26 after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. Upon returning a positive test, he was transferred to a local hospital. He remained under the care of the local hospital until January 8, when he was discharged to Kilby Correctional Facility for comfort care. He was placed on level-three quarantine, or medical isolation, within the facility’s infirmary, where he remained until his passing.
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