Inmate at federal prison in Elkton dies

The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has reported that an inmate at the Elkton prison has died.

According to WKBN First News, 53-year-old Woodrow Taylor went to the health services department at the prison on Tuesday.

He was experiencing shortness of breath and couldn’t maintain sufficient oxygen saturation and was taken to an area hospital. The BOP said he already had long-term, pre-existing conditions.

According to WKBN, Taylor’s health worsened and he was put on a ventilator. He died Thursday.

He was tested for the coronavirus at the hospital, but the results of that test have not come back yet.

Two other inmates at Elkton have tested positive for COVID-19.

Taylor was serving a five-year sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. He had been at Elkton since April 2019.


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