KDOC, KBI is investigating the death of a Lansing inmate believed to be unrelated to COVID-19

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The Kansas Department of Corrections and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are conducting an investigation into an inmate found dead at Lansing Correctional Facility on Friday.

The Kansas Department of Corrections says the resident has been identified as Lawrence A. Brown, Jr., 32.

He died Friday after being transported to St. John’s Hospital, Leavenworth, KS, where he was pronounced dead by hospital staff.

KDOC says the cause of death from an autopsy is pending but is not believed to be related to COVID-19.

Brown is currently serving a 122-month sentence on a Sedgwick County conviction (battery of a law enforcement officer or employee).

The Lansing Correctional Facility, formerly the Kansas State Penitentiary, opened in 1867 during the presidency of Andrew Johnson and is the oldest and largest state prison in Kansas. The facility’s capacity is 2,432 residents and only serves male residents.

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