Inmate Death at FCI Lompoc

WASHINGTON, D.C.: On Monday, May 4, 2020, inmate Christopher Carey tested positive for
COVID-19 and was placed in medical isolation at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI)
Lompoc in Lompoc, California. Institution staff provided treatment and monitored his
condition. On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Mr. Carey was considered recovered after completing isolation
and presenting no symptoms.
On Thursday, August 20, 2020, Mr. Carey was transported from FCI Lompoc to a local hospital
due to progressive paralysis requiring bedside care. On Tuesday, December 15, 2020,
Mr. Carey, who had long-term, pre-existing medical conditions which the CDC lists as risk
factors for developing more severe COVID-19 disease, was pronounced deceased by hospital
medical staff.
Mr. Carey was a 72-year-old male who was sentenced in the District of Nevada to a 135-month
sentence for Possession of Child Pornography. He had been in custody at the Federal
Correctional Complex (FCC) Lompoc since February 10, 2016.
FCI Lompoc is a low security facility that currently houses 947 male offenders.
The Bureau of Prisons will continue to provide daily updates and information on actions related
to COVID-19 at
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