A State-by-State Look At Coronavirus in Prisons

2021-05-13T15:31:54-04:00

The Marshall Project continues to track cases of COVID-19 and it's impact across US prisons. They note that a recent change by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to remove cases and deaths from its reports has reduced their ability to accurately track new cases or deaths in federal prisons. Read more: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/05/01/a-state-by-state-look-at-coronavirus-in-prisons [...]

A State-by-State Look At Coronavirus in Prisons2021-05-13T15:31:54-04:00

Granted Parole or Awaiting Trial, Inmates Died of Covid-19 Behind Bars

2021-05-13T15:26:24-04:00

The New York Times reports that dozens of individuals in prison have died who were approved for parole or not convicted. The deaths raise troubling questions about the way the country’s justice system responded to a pandemic that infected incarcerated people at more than three times the national rate. Defense attorneys, judges and some prosecutors have [...]

Granted Parole or Awaiting Trial, Inmates Died of Covid-19 Behind Bars2021-05-13T15:26:24-04:00

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

‘A death sentence’: US prisons could receive COVID vaccines last despite being hotspots

2021-02-18T15:26:24-05:00

The Guardian reports that the question of when,  "2.3 million incarcerated Americans will receive the vaccine depends largely on where they are detained." Many vaccination plans have been in flux over the last few months because of politics - who gets vaccinated and when. Unfortunately this means many prisoners risk dying in prison. One [...]

‘A death sentence’: US prisons could receive COVID vaccines last despite being hotspots2021-02-18T15:26:24-05:00

Report: Michigan prisons near highest COVID rates in nation

2021-02-04T16:42:05-05:00

Traverse City Record Eagle reports that just as vaccination efforts begin in Michigan’s prisons, the data shows that the state has some of the highest COVID-19 infection and death rates in the nation. Michigan’s Department of Corrections suggests that due to wide-scale testing across the Michigan’s prison population that this may indicate that other [...]

Report: Michigan prisons near highest COVID rates in nation2021-02-04T16:42:05-05:00

Coronavirus cases in prisons are exploding. More people need to be let out.

2020-08-27T08:23:20-04:00

A Washington Post editorial posted on August 21, 2020 notes the vulnerability of the prison population in the midst of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and the uneven efforts nationally to deal with this issue. The authors of the opinion article call for more prisoners to be released for health and safety reasons and to help [...]

Coronavirus cases in prisons are exploding. More people need to be let out.2020-08-27T08:23:20-04:00

The Marshall Project: A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons

2020-07-02T09:41:47-04:00

The Marshall Project is a non-profit journalism project that is tracking COVID-19 infections in state and federal prisons. Interactive data helps people see just how widespread COVID-19 is among prisons and the toll it is taking on prisoners and staff. Much of the remarkable growth in coronavirus cases has been due to some states—Michigan, Ohio, [...]

The Marshall Project: A State-by-State Look at Coronavirus in Prisons2020-07-02T09:41:47-04:00

First Michigan Prisoner Employee dies from COVID-19

2020-04-10T12:29:23-04:00

mLive reported on April 1st, 2020 that the first Michigan Department of Corrections staff member has died from complications from COVID-19. They also reported that 24 other staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more here: https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2020/04/first-michigan-prison-employee-dies-from-coronavirus-24-others-test-positive.html

First Michigan Prisoner Employee dies from COVID-192020-04-10T12:29:23-04:00
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