Map & Statistics in Corrections
In many states, departments overseeing correctional facilities and some health departments are providing through their websites COVID-19 statistics within corrections. The map below allows you to click through to those sites. The states in blue indicate that statistics are available on official sites. Kansas is in teal because its Department of Corrections is reporting anecdotal data that is not distinguished from other departmental information. Red circles indicate local jurisdictions reporting COVID-19 data. Tan colored marker or region indicates additional sources. For Massachusetts and New York City, both official and additional statistics are available. Recently, California's Board of State and Community Corrections has started maintaining a compilation of statistics for all local correctional institutions reporting COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 Behind Bars is an independent journalism project tracking jails, prisons, detention centers, and other facilities of incarceration impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. This site has a world map with markers that link to news stories of COVID-19 reports in specific correctional institutions.
The Marshall Project is providing tracking of how many people are being sickened and killed by COVID-19 in prisons and how widely it has spread across the country and within each state. The figures on this site are regularly updated and count the number of people infected and killed nationwide and in each prison system.
In March 2020, in the face of the increasing danger posed by Covid-19 to people held in jails and prisons, the UCLA Prison Law and Policy Program launched the UCLA Covid-19 Behind Bars Data Project. The Project tracks Covid-19 conditions in jails and prisons and the efforts — both in and out of court — to decrease jail and prison populations and improve conditions to ensure the safety of residents and staff.
The Bureau of Prisons is tracking cases of COVID-19 at all of its facilities. This site provides a map showing outbreaks at each facility and a table of the same data.
The National Commission on Correctional Healthare has devoted a page on its website providing weekly updates of COVID-19 cases in correctional facilites. The various PDFs available on that page contain statistics about COVID-19 from a state and regional perspective and is in various formats: graphs, tables, and maps.