A second Alaska Department of Corrections inmate has died from complications related to the coronavirus at Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla, shown above, as of Nov. 30, 2020. GCCC is currently experiencing a major coronavirus outbreak, with more than 200 confirmed cases amongst the inmates. (Courtesy phoyo / Alaska Department of Corrections)

A second Alaska Department of Corrections inmate has died from complications related to the coronavirus at Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla, shown above, as of Nov. 30, 2020. GCCC is currently experiencing a major coronavirus outbreak, with more than 200 confirmed cases amongst the inmates. (Courtesy phoyo / Alaska Department of Corrections)

State reports 2nd inmate death related to COVID-19

The first, also at Goose Creek Correctional Center, died in late November.

A second inmate of the Alaska Department of Corrections has died on Monday from complications related to the coronavirus, the department announced.

The offender, a 77-year-old, had been in custody at Goose Creek Correctional Center since 2014, according to DOC spokesperson Sarah Gallagher. They were serving a 22-year sentence for sexual abuse of a minor and violating conditions of release. They had been medevaced to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer on Sunday, Nov. 22. Another Goose Creek inmate died on Nov. 22 from the coronavirus, the first inmate to die in Alaska.

GCCC is currently experiencing a serious outbreak, with more than 265 inmates reported with confirmed cases as of Nov. 23.

The inmate was not named to protect their private health information, Gallagher said.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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