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Inmate at USP Tucson dies after being diagnosed with COVID-19

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 18:47:25-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — An inmate at the United States Penitentiary (USP) in Tucson has died after being found unresponsive Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The inmate, 60-year-old Stanley Rice, tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed in medical isolation on October 27. Officials say Rice was found unresponsive by staff who began life-saving measures until Emergency Medical Services arrived to continue life-saving measures.

Rice was pronounced dead by outside hospital medical staff. He did have long-term, pre-existing medical conditions, which are considered high-risk factors by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Rice was sentenced in the Western District of Arkansas to a Life sentence for Transport with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sex Activity. He had been at USP Tucson since February 26, 2020.

A press release from USP does not specify his cause of death

The Bureau of Prisons will continue to provide updates related to COVID-19 online.