The Prindle Post
On March 28th, 2020, Patrick Jones became the first person incarcerated in federal prison to die of coronavirus. At the time of his death, Jones had served 12 years of his 27-year sentence for a non-violent drug charge. He was working hard on appeals, hoping to get out early to live a different kind of life with his children. The spread of coronavirus in prison made that dream an impossibility. Since Jones’s death, four other inmates died of COVID-19 at the institution in Louisiana at which he was being held.
Robison-Green, Rachel. "Solitary Confinement and COVID-19". The Prindle Post. https://www.prindlepost.org/2020/04/solitary-confinement-and-covid-19/