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These are featured stories of how the Upper Delta and Mid-South is combating the Coronavirus as well as resources to help those impacted by the pandemic.

COVID-19 Inside Arkansas Prisons: The Death of Derick Coley

Derick Coley and his daughter during a prison visit.
Derick Coley and his daughter during a prison visit.

In a three-part series supported by the National Geographic Society's COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists, multimedia reporter Anna Stitt takes an extensive look at the impact the coronavirus outbreak has had in Arkansas prisons. In the last three months, nearly 1,200 inmates in four state prisons have tested positive for COVID-19. At least 134 staff working at eight state prisons have also tested positive. In part two, Stitt tells us about the largest outbreak of the virus at the Cummins Unit in Lincoln County where 11 people have died, one of them was 29-year-old Derick Coley of Magnolia.

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