First COVID-19 death reported at federal prison in Terre Haute

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The federal prison in Terre Haute on Tuesday confirmed its first COVID-19 related death.

According to officials from the prison, on Sunday, 56-year-old Gregory Phinton Glenn reported chest pains and shortness of breath to staff, and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead following cardiac arrest.

Glenn tested positive for COVID-19 prior to being transferred to the hospital, according to the prison. He was the fourth inmate at the Terre Haute facility to test positive for the virus.

Glenn was sentenced to a 14-month following a supervised release violation. His original conviction was for possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl. He had been in custody at USP Terre Haute since April 21.

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