Lompoc Prison Inmate Dies from COVID-19
USP Lompoc (Photo: Federal Bureau of Prisons)
Source: US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons
On Sunday, April 5, 2020, inmate Oliver M. Boling went into respiratory failure at the United States Penitentiary (USP) in Lompoc, California. He was evaluated by institutional medical staff and transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation. While at the local hospital, Mr. Boling tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, his condition declined and he was placed on a ventilator. On Friday, April 17, 2020, Mr. Boling, who had long-term, pre-existing medical conditions which the CDC lists as risk factors for developing more severe COVID-19 disease, was pronounced dead by hospital staff.
Mr. Boling was a 66 year-old male who was sentenced in the Superior Court in the District of Columbia to a 71-year and 6 months sentence for Sodomy and Assault With a Deadly Weapon, Prison Breach, Petit Larceny, and Armed Robbery. He had been in custody at USP Lompoc since May 7, 2018.
USP Lompoc is a Medium security facility that currently houses 979 male offenders within the Federal Correctional Complex.
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