Another Death at MCF-Moose Lake attributed to COVID-19

Another Death at MCF-Moose Lake attributed to COVID-19

December 15, 2020 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (12/15/20)

(Moose Lake, MN) — More deaths continue to build at Minnesota Correctional Facilities, and especially at the Moose Lake Facility, that notified of its third death in the month of December alone.

The first, which occurred on December 2nd, passed away of COVID-19 which marked the first for Minnesota Sex Offender Program clients. The next came on December 9th in the MSOP in Moose Lake, with the third coming on the 10th of a 63-year-old man as he passed away in the Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Minnesota has the 4th lowest incarceration rate in the nation while also holding the 4th highest in the number of COVID-19 tests. To date, there are 8 COVID-19 related deaths of incarcerated people in the Minnesota DOC system since the pandemic began. 

The MCF-Moose Lake currently has 45 COVID-positive incarcerated people, out of 929 currently housed at the facility, and 20 COVID-positive staff.

The Department of Corrections has conducted comprehensive testing of all incarcerated people and staff in our facilities, and taken measures across the system to manage the risk of COVID-19. The comprehensive plan for MCF-Moose Lake can be found with this story at