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Winnsboro Prison Correctional Officer Dies After COVID Diagnosis

James Weston Jr
Beaty Funeral Home

A correctional officer at the Johnston State Prison Unit in Winnsboro has died after testing positive for COVID-19. KETK- NBC-56 TV reports that James Weston Jr., 55, tested positive for the coronavirus on August 20 and had been self-quarantining before they found his body six days later. Correctional Officer Weston served 13 years with the TDCJ. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has had 21 employees that have died in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.