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Inmate dies from COVID-19 in Federal Medical Center in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Medical Center for Federal Prisoners reports an inmate has died due to COVID-19.

On Dec. 10, 2020, inmate Michael Hollingsworth, 60, tested positive for COVID-19 and was put in medical isolation. On Dec. 14, he was evaluated by medical staff at the Medical Center for decreased oxygen saturation and then was taken to a local hospital for further treatment.

Hollingsworth was pronounced deceased on Jan. 9, 2021, by hospital staff. Hollingsworth was reported to have long-term pre-existing medical conditions.

He was sentenced to 32 years for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. Hollingsworth had been in custody at MCFP Springfield since Jan. 28, 2020.

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