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Columbus Man Dies In Federal Prison Of COVID-19

A Columbus man is the seventh inmate at Elkton Correctional Institution in Columbiana County to die of COVID-19. 

The Federal Bureau of Prisons says Richard Nesby died on Sunday. He tested positive at an area hospital on April 10th and was placed on a ventilator. The bureau says Nesby had pre-existing medical conditions. 51 inmates and 48 staffers at the lockup have tested positive. Meanwhile, five more inmates at Pickaway Correctional Institution have died of COVID-19, bringing the total to 18.  That's according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. 78 percent of inmates and 81 staffers have tested positive.

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.
Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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