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Iowa prison inmate and convicted sex offender serving quarter-century sentence dies from Covid-19


This news story was published on November 17, 2020.
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IOWA CITY – An Iowa sex offender who o was sent to prison for a quarter-century has died in prison, officials say.

Jonathan William Strain was pronounced dead, likely due to complications related to COVID-19 and other preexisting medical conditions at 4:47 a.m. this morning at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He had been transported there recently from the Anamosa State Penitentiary due to his declining health. Strain was 59 years old at the time of his death.

Strain had been serving a 25-year sentence for the crime of Sex Abuse 2nd Degree (709.3) from O’Brien County. His sentence began on November 3, 2010.

For a reliable resource on national prison COVID-19 statistics, The Marshall Project conducts regular data verification with each state, and their data can be found via this link.

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3 Responses to Iowa prison inmate and convicted sex offender serving quarter-century sentence dies from Covid-19

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 20, 2020 at 7:14 am

    Saved us some money!

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    Mike Rotch Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Finally something good to read in the news

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Another pervert bites the dust, thank you.