Fourth Lansing Prison Inmate Dies

A Lansing Correctional Facility resident who died Saturday, May 16, had tested positive for COVID-19.

This is the fourth resident death related to COVID-19.

The resident was a male over the age of 60 with underlying medical conditions who tested positive for the virus on April 29 and was transferred to the hospital on May 1.

The official manner of death for all COVID-19 deaths is natural causes.

The individual was serving a sentence for charges including aggravated robbery and first-degree murder.

He had been imprisoned with the Kansas Department of Corrections since December 1989, and his earliest possible release date was set for Oct. 1, 2020.

For the privacy of his family and due to confidentiality laws, KDOC will not release his name nor his underlying medical conditions.

His family has been notified.