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The astonishing toll of COVID-19 in jails and prisons

2021-04-15T13:25:05-04:00

Vaccines have slowly made their way into the prison system but not until more than a third of the people in jails and prisons became infected. In some cases, these facilities were the worst superspreaders — with infections spreading between prisoners and staff. Read more: https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2021/the-astonishing-toll-of-covid-19-in-jails-and-prisons/

The astonishing toll of COVID-19 in jails and prisons2021-04-15T13:25:05-04:00

Michigan prison healthcare to be slashed under new contract, competitor claims

2021-04-13T16:31:32-04:00

The company that currently provides health care and pharmacy services for Michigan's 27 prisons says a competitor that's poised to take over the contract will "slash" staffing and bring "dramatic cuts to mental health services." Read more: https://sports.yahoo.com/michigan-prison-healthcare-slashed-under-040000287.html

Michigan prison healthcare to be slashed under new contract, competitor claims2021-04-13T16:31:32-04:00

Michigan among top four states for most COVID-19 tests in prisons

2021-04-13T16:22:37-04:00

Colorado, Connecticut, Vermont and Michigan had the highest testing rates among the 32 states studied for COVID-19 testing among inmate populations, according to a study released by the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice. Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/04/01/michigan-prisons-covid-19-testing-inmate-deaths/4834926001/

Michigan among top four states for most COVID-19 tests in prisons2021-04-13T16:22:37-04:00

COVID raged in Michigan prisons. Life outside isn’t easy either for parolees

2021-04-13T16:08:50-04:00

Experts say the global pandemic has made the transition from prison to outside life challenging for former prisoners. Low-wage jobs became scarce as industries shut down last year and services moved to online applications and delivery. Read more: https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-government/covid-raged-michigan-prisons-life-outside-isnt-easy-either-parolees

COVID raged in Michigan prisons. Life outside isn’t easy either for parolees2021-04-13T16:08:50-04:00

Corrections officers not getting vaccinated as prison case numbers rising

2021-04-15T13:28:13-04:00

WILX reports that many Michigan corrections officers are not getting vaccinated. Some of this may be because so many prisoners and prison staff have already been infected that many do not see a need to get vaccinated. Read more: https://www.wilx.com/2021/03/29/corrections-officers-not-getting-vaccinated-as-prison-case-numbers-rising/

Corrections officers not getting vaccinated as prison case numbers rising2021-04-15T13:28:13-04:00

Covid-19: Infections Among U.S. Prisoners Have Been Triple Those of Other Americans

2021-04-15T13:29:14-04:00

The New York Times reports that COVID-19 infections are nearly triple among US prisoners then the rest of the US population. Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/04/10/world/covid-vaccine-coronavirus-cases

Covid-19: Infections Among U.S. Prisoners Have Been Triple Those of Other Americans2021-04-15T13:29:14-04:00

Incarcerated and Infected: How the Virus Tore Through the U.S. Prison System

2021-04-13T15:27:40-04:00

America's prisons, jails and detention centers have been among the nation's most dangerous places when it comes to COVID-19. Over the last year, an average of 1,400 new infections and seven deaths were reported every day from these facilities. Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/10/us/covid-prison-outbreak.html

Incarcerated and Infected: How the Virus Tore Through the U.S. Prison System2021-04-13T15:27:40-04:00

Thousands of low-level U.S. inmates released in pandemic could be headed back to prison

2021-04-13T15:08:15-04:00

In an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus in federal prisons, last year the US Justice Department let more than 23,800 inmates serve their sentences at home. But as more people are vaccinated, thousands of these inmates may be sent back to prison to serve the remainder of their sentences, thanks to [...]

Thousands of low-level U.S. inmates released in pandemic could be headed back to prison2021-04-13T15:08:15-04:00

US Prison Guards Refusing Vaccine Despite COVID-19 Outbreaks

2021-03-18T14:28:49-04:00

As states have begun COVID-19 inoculations at prisons across the country, corrections employees are refusing vaccines at alarming rates, causing some public health experts to worry about the prospect of controlling the pandemic both inside and outside. The Marshall Project and The Associated Press in collaboration spoke with correctional officers and union leaders nationwide, [...]

US Prison Guards Refusing Vaccine Despite COVID-19 Outbreaks2021-03-18T14:28:49-04:00
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