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Federal Facilities in the United States

Nationwide among incarcerated people

Federal Facilities

43,805

Cases

31%

Cumulative Case Rate

  1. True case 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.

Nationwide among staff

Federal Facilities

Unavailable

Cases

  1. True case counts are likely higher and may be significantly higher than reported

  2. We do not have reliable data for staffing levels at all facilities. As a result, we are not currently providing rates for staff.

Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution

1,556N/A

Seagoville FCI

1,233N/A

Pekin Federal Correctional Institution

816N/A

Marion United States Penitentiary

790N/A

Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution

761N/A

Legal Filings and Court Orders Related to COVID-19

55

number of courts

83

number of facilities

94

compassionate releases granted

139

filings coded by our team

Our project collaborates with Bronx Defenders, Columbia Law School’s Center for Institutional and Social Change, and Zealous to collect legal documents from around the country related to COVID-19 and incarceration. Together, we then organize and code them into the jointly managed Health is Justice litigation hub for public defenders, litigators, and other advocates. The majority of the legal documents in the Health is Justice litigation hub are federal court opinions, but we are expanding to state legal filings, declarations, and exhibits.

In addition to the Health is Justice litigation hub, our project also manages additional data self-reported by advocates regarding COVID-19-related legal filings involving incarcerated youth and individuals in immigration detention.

In addition to the Health is Justice litigation hub, our project also manages additional data self-reported by advocates regarding COVID-19-related legal filings involving incarcerated youth and individuals in immigration detention.

For more COVID-19-related legal filings, please visit the University of Michigan Law School’s Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, COVID-19 Special Collection.

Federal Prison Releases Related to COVID-19

4

prison release efforts

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the most part, we only include release efforts where the data source includes some sort of programmatic description of who is being released (e.g., people with technical violations of parole, people charged with non-violent crimes, etc.). You can find our full prison releases dataset here and jail releases dataset here.