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Two Inmates Die of Coronavirus at Federal Prison in Terre Haute

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Two inmates have died of coronavirus at the federal prison in Terre Haute.

53-year-old Tim Hocutt died Monday at the Terre Haute prison, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

Hocutt was serving a 13-year sentence for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

He told prison staffers he had a “mild cough, congestion and nausea” and was tested for the virus. He tested positive before he died, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

Hocutt is the second inmate at the Terre Haute facility to die this week of coronavirus.

Another inmate, 65-year-old Byron Bird, was taken to a Terre Haute hospital in August after testing positive for the virus. He remained there until he died Sunday.

More than sixty inmates at the facility in Terre Haute have tested positive for coronavirus.

Bird and Hocutt are the second and third inmates to die as a result of the virus.

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