Puerto Rico

The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in carceral facilities located in Puerto Rico. The State DOC Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by Puerto Rico's state department of corrections.

Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative DeathsTests
Incarcerated PeopleCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons----------------
Federal Prisons5949718001,1499,680
ICE Detention Centers516,6670000----
State and Local Youth Facilities----------------
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons----------------
Federal Prisons----0--0------
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Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Guaynabo Metropolitan Detention Center

Federal Prisons


ICE San Juan Staging Facility

ICE Detention Centers

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Map of Puerto Rico with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.




Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID

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.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)DateOverall population reduction/ total # of releasesPopulation prior to releasesKnown facility capacityRelease detailsSource
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Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ externalEffort concernsSource
GUAYNABO METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTERGuayama3/19/2020People incarcerated at Guayama PrisonHunger Strike, Strike/Work StoppageExternalSanitation improvements