As of January 18, 2023, we are no longer regularly collecting data on COVID. Historical data remains accessible on our website and GitHub.

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 People55,3123,7321661132122
Staff----2667272
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Showing in carceral facilities

Each spike represents the number of incarcerated people who have tested positive for COVID-19

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870

1.7k

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

Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution

New Jersey

1,7485,61592926

Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex

Mississippi

1,7314,301615615

Coleman Federal Correctional Complex

Florida

1,6392,67047915

Victorville Federal Correctional Complex

California

1,5003,706410615

Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex

Texas

1,4673,0370048

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 December 29, 2022.

*

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

  • Boosters

    None

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    None

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    Systemwide only

  • Vaccinations

    By facility

  • Boosters

    None

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    Yes

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    No

  • Contextualized Historically

    No