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US Inmate Dies From Covid-19 Two Days After Scheduled Release

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

This article is from The Lens , the New Orleans area's first nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom, dedicated to unique investigative and explanatory journalism. Arrangements began back in mid-March for George Escamilla to be released from the federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana to home confinement. Instead, on May 8, two days after his scheduled release date, he became the latest person incarcerated at the prison to die from COVID-19. Escamilla was the eighth person to die from the disease at Oakdale, which has seen one of the worst outbreaks of any prison in the federal system. At the time of...
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