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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. Our team is still in the process of adding all of our facility-level data to the national and state maps. Please check back regularly for updates.

Showing in carceral facilities

Each spike represents the number of incarcerated people who have had COVID-19 within a facility

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This map displays COVID-19 cases and related deaths of people incarcerated in prisons and jails across the US. Click on a state to access more data.

This map displays reported COVID-19 cases and related deaths of people incarcerated in carceral facilities across the US. Click on a state to access more data.
Rates and active cases are not available for all facilities. Learn why.

Facilities with the highest

FacilityCumulative CasesCumulative Case RateActive CasesActive Case RateCumulative DeathsDeath RateTestsTest Rate

Los Angeles Jails

California

4,46126%43<1%13<1%75,730>100%

Avenal State Prison

California

3,10774%00%8<1%--0%

Substance Abuse Treatmen...

California

3,01757%4<1%7<1%--0%

Maricopa County Jail

Arizona

2,90955%12<1%00%56,408>100%

Charles E Egeler Recepti...

Michigan

2,827>100%1<1%111%--0%

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.

JurisdictionVaccination Rate for Incarcerated PeopleVaccination Rate for Staff

Federal Bureau of Prisons

58%52%

Alabama

63%23%

Alaska

65%--

Arizona

73%--

California

75%57%

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