Federal Facilities in the United States

The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in federal carceral facilities. The Federal BOP Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

F

Federal BOP Data GradeView scorecard

Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative Deaths
Federal FacilitiesCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
Incarcerated People52,0833,5149,17161928719
Staff----1,43238672
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Each spike represents the number incarcerated people who currently have COVID-19

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470

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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 federal carceral facilities across the US.

Rates and active cases are not available for all facilities. Learn why.

Facilities with the highest for

Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative Deaths
FacilityCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k

Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex

Mississippi

1,5733,9089362,325512

Victorville Federal Correctional Complex

California

1,4623,613389961410

Carswell Federal Medical Center

Texas

9145,5263161,911848

Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex

California

1,0083,572280992621

Herlong Federal Correctional Institution

California

6205,9672492,39700

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeF*

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of October 11, 2021.

*

It initially appeared that the BOP reported the cumulative number of incarcerated people who have ever tested positive for COVID-19. However, we learned in March 2021 that the agency instead reports the number of positive test results only for people still incarcerated in its facilities and removes from that number positive results for those who are no longer in custody. This practice obscures the true toll of the coronavirus in federal prisons, and we have reduced the agency’s grade accordingly.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    None

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    Systemwide only

  • Vaccinations

    By facility

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    None

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    Systemwide only

  • Vaccinations

    By facility

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    Yes

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    No

  • Contextualized Historically

    No