Some 92% of Airway Heights prisoners have tested positive for COVID, and three more have died

At Airway Heights Corrections Center, with a current population just under 2,000, 92% of prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19 since Dec. 1.

That’s 27 times the overall case rate in Spokane County, where – including prisoners – 3.4% of residents tested positive since Dec. 1.

Tuesday, another Airway Heights prisoner died from COVID-19, bringing the prison’s COVID death toll to five and the state prison system’s to 13. Two other Airway Heights prisoners died last week, according to a Department of Corrections news release Friday.

“It’s heartbreaking because my husband’s there,” said Mattlani Walker, a founder of Families of the Incarcerated whose husband tested positive for COVID at

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