HELENA — The Montana Department of Corrections reported Wednesday an inmate recently died due to COVID-19-related illness.
The 60-year-old Montana State Prison inmate died at St. James Healthcare in Butte. No further information was released.
While the death occurred in Butte-Silver Bow County, it will be attributed to the county in which the inmate resided, Powell County, where the prison is located.
“The Montana Department of Corrections extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this individual,” DOC Director Reginald D. Michael said.
Since virus activity was first identified in the prison in mid-October a cumulative total of 477 inmates at MSP had been infected at the facility.
The facility has no active cases at this time. This death marks the sixth DOC inmate who has succumbed to the virus. Additional COVID-19 information can be found here.