SCI Inmate Dies Of Underlying Health Issus, COVID-19 Complications
August 12, 2020/
An inmate at Sussex Correctional Institution with underlying health conditions and affected by COVID-19 complications has died.
61-year-old Fred Clanton, originally from Bridgeville, died Tuesday at Kent General Hospital according to the Delaware Department of Correction.
Clanton tested negative for coronavirus July 4th.
He was part of a group of 36 inmates with chronic conditions who were moved to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center treatment facility.
Clanton tested positive July 15th.
He had been serving a sentence for drug dealing.
The DOC says five inmates statewide currently have active COVID-19 infection and two are hospitalized, and 350 have recovered from the virus.