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DOC Confirms Death of Hospitalized Inmate From COVID-19

Monday, April 13, 2020

DOC Confirms Death of Hospitalized Inmate From COVID-19

The DC Department of Corrections (DOC) confirms the death of a hospitalized inmate from COVID-19. Deon Crowell, 51, passed away Monday morning.

Mr. Crowell was transported from the Correctional Treatment Facility and hospitalized on April 7, after testing positive for COVID-19 and experiencing respiratory issues. His next of kin were notified of his passing by the DOC Chaplain.

Mr. Crowell has been held at the DOC since June 29, 2018. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 on April 7, 2020 and had been placed in isolation where he was monitored by medical staff according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and DC Health.

Our condolences are with Mr. Crowell’s family during this difficult time.

For the latest information on the District Government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please