Raymond Earl Allen, a 59-year-old inmate who was serving a 15-year sentence for rape out of Montgomery County at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, passed away on July 6.

On June 29, Allen was immediately transferred to a local hospital from St. Clair’s infirmary after exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19, as he was considered high-risk due to end-stage renal disease. Upon admission to the hospital, he was tested for COVID-19 and subsequently returned a positive test result. Allen remained under the care of the hospital until his passing.

The ADOC has confirmed that one inmate at St. Clair has tested positive for COVID-19. All existing quarantine protocols or newly implemented practices, as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director, are being maintained at each facility where positive inmates currently are housed.

Since July 10, 26 inmates at the St. Clair Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19, along with three staff members.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) today announced it has begun the process of implementing expanded COVID-19 testing protocols to enhance its virus containment and clinical management strategies to best protect the safety, security, and wellbeing of its staff and inmate populations. The ADOC’s ultimate goal is to, over time, test every inmate across the correctional system for COVID-19.

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