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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

2021-04-28T09:53:12-04:00

The New York Times reports that COVID-19 infections are nearly triple among US prisoners than 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 Americans2021-04-28T09:53:12-04:00

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

Michigan prison system to resume in-person visits March 26: How they’ll be different

2021-03-18T14:25:25-04:00

After a year of no in-person connection because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan prisoners and their loved ones will be allowed to resume visits later this month. But the process will look different as the Michigan Department of Corrections implements precautions to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/03/12/michigan-prison-visits-reusme-coronavirus-covid/4663360001/

Michigan prison system to resume in-person visits March 26: How they’ll be different2021-03-18T14:25:25-04:00

Why The Marshall Project is tracking COVID-19 in America’s prisons

2021-03-18T14:22:54-04:00

When asked why The Marshall Project is tracking COVID-19 cases in prisons, data journalist Katie Park said, “It shows us that this really is a serious issue behind bars. Typically, in the past few months, what I’ve seen is a rate of infection among prisoners that has been about four or five times that [...]

Why The Marshall Project is tracking COVID-19 in America’s prisons2021-03-18T14:22:54-04:00

Reforms needed for pregnant people in prison, advocates say

2021-03-18T14:20:04-04:00

A growing number of pregnant individuals are being sentenced to serve time in prison.  Advocates met as a panel discussion focused on the need to significantly change life for pregnant people in prison. Read more: https://www.michiganadvance.com/2021/03/03/reforms-needed-for-pregnant-people-in-prison-advocates-say/

Reforms needed for pregnant people in prison, advocates say2021-03-18T14:20:04-04:00

Michigan prison system’s coronavirus variant cases more than triple

2021-03-04T13:56:59-05:00

Cases of the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant inside Michigan's prison system have more than tripled since an outbreak at a prison facility in Ionia last week. Michigan ranks second nationally for the highest number of B.1.1.7 variant cases, behind Florida, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This variant is considered [...]

Michigan prison system’s coronavirus variant cases more than triple2021-03-04T13:56:59-05:00
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