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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

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2.5k

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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 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

FacilityCumulative CasesCumulative Case RateActive CasesActive Case RateCumulative DeathsDeath RateTestsTest Rate

New York City Jails

New York

4,932------36------

Los Angeles Jails

California

4,178--63--13--43,896--

Avenal State Prison

California

3,10174%10<1%8<1%----

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility

California

3,00857%10<1%6<1%----

Correctional Training Facility

California

2,64852%2144%16<1%----
  1. Testing and reporting practices vary widely by correctional agency. True case and mortality counts are likely higher and may be significantly higher than reported.

  2. 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.

Our generous supporters include:

center for disease control logoVital Projects Fund logoArnold Ventures logo