COVID-19 Death Rate in Prisons and the General Population
This data visualization presents the death rate from COVID-19 in every state for those who are incarcerated compared to that of the general population, per 100,000.
- The death rate is higher for those who are incarcerated than the general population in 32 states, speaking to the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on those caught up in the criminal legal system.
- Nationwide, the COVID-19 death rate is 2.3 times higher for those who are incarcerated compared to the general population.
Data accurate as of March 15, 2021.
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