Springfield’s Fed Med reports inmate’s death related to COVID-19

Federal Medical Center for Prisons/Springfield, Mo.
Federal Medical Center for Prisons/Springfield, Mo.(KY3)
Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 3:23 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The Medical Center for Federal Prisoners reported another death of an inmate related to COVID-19.

Leonard Williams died on April 3. Testing diagnosed him with COVID-19 in late February. Doctors admitted him to a local hospital due to COVID-19-related pneumonia. Doctors thought he had recovered later in March, returning him back to the prison. He later became unresponsive and died.

Williams suffered from long-term, pre-existing medical conditions.

A federal judge in Missouri sentenced Williams to six years in prison for assault. He had been in custody in Springfield since 2019.

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