COVID Behind Bars Data Project
We collect and report data on COVID-19 in prisons, jails, and immigration detention centers, as well as pandemic-related prison and jail releases, legal filings and court orders, and grassroots and community organizing efforts.
Showing in carceral facilities
Each spike represents the number of incarcerated people who have had COVID-19 within a facility
Facilities with the highest
|Cumulative Cases||Active Cases||Cumulative Deaths||Tests|
|Facility||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k|
Los Angeles Jails
Maricopa County Jail
Avenal State Prison
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility
Charles E Egeler Reception And Guidance Center
COVID-19 Vaccines in State and Federal Prisons
This table reflects data publicly reported by state and federal correctional agencies about the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to incarcerated people and staff in their facilities. The data reported here generally refer to people who have received at least one dose of a vaccine. There are some exceptions, noted with a flag, when agencies report only the number of people who have completed their vaccination schedules, and not the number of people partially vaccinated. Staff are generally not required to report their vaccination status to their employers, so the total numbers of staff who are vaccinated may be higher.View our data on Github
September 24th, 2021
This week, we provided testimony to the Georgia House Democratic Caucus Committee on Crisis in Prisons on the state of COVID-19 in Georgia state prisons. Here's what we said.
September 10th, 2021
A recent study reveals that federal judges appointed by Democrats were far more likely to grant compassionate release during the pandemic than those appointed by Republicans. But emergency release should be about public health, not partisan politics.
September 1st, 2021
Record numbers of children are being hospitalized for COVID-19 across the country. But still, children who are incarcerated or held in state custody are being left behind in the vaccine rollout.