Correctional COVID-19 Statistics in Corrections
In many states, departments overseeing correctional facilites and some health departments are providing through their websites COVID-19 statistics in corrections. The map below allows you to click through to those sites. The states in blue that statistics are available on official sites. Red circles indicate local jurisdictions reporting COVID-19 data. Tan colored marker or region indicates unofficial sources. For Massachusetts and New York City, both official and unofficial statistics are available.
A note about the data, the presentation of the statistics varies greatly from state to state. This data can be in the format of detailed tables, links to PDFs, or a simple posting of confirmed 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.