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Short Update: A prisoner in Texas dies of COVID-19 weeks after giving birth to a child on a ventilator

FT Admin - May 4, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prison conditions

A woman died in a federal prison in Texas after contracting COVID-19, weeks after giving birth to a child whilst on a ventilator. She had been sentenced to serve 26 months in prison earlier in 2020 for selling a small quantity of drugs to undercover police officers. Although her pregnancy and pre-existing medical conditions made her vulnerable to coronavirus, but was not considered priority for release. 

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