COVID-19 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 that have had COVID-19 within a facility
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.
Rates and active cases are not available for all facillities. Learn why.
Facilities with the highest
|Facility||Cumulative Cases||Cumulative Case Rate||Active Cases||Active Case Rate||Cumulative Deaths||Death Rate||Tests||Test Rate|
New York City Jails
Los Angeles Jails
Avenal State Prison
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility
Correctional Training Facility
Testing and reporting practices vary widely by correctional agency. True case and mortality counts are likely higher and may be significantly higher than reported.
Rates are calculated using a denominator of facility-level population as of February 2020. See our methodology to learn more about why we chose this approach.