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May 2020

TDCJ Mourns Loss of Jesse Bolton

CO Jesse Bolton

62-year-old Jesse Bolton’s death is currently under investigation.

He was a Correctional Officer at the Eastham Unit with 12 years of service. On May 6, 2020 he began feeling ill with stroke like symptoms and was taken to Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Bolton was tested for COVID-19 and that test returned negative.

He was transferred to Conroe Regional Hospital where he was placed on life support. Bolton was pronounced dead May 8th at 4:00 pm. A second test for COVID 19 returned positive.