As of January 5, 2021, nearly 330,000 have had confirmed cases of COVID-19 in U.S. prisons. One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus
In some states, people in prison have COVID 19 infection rates 8 times more than the national average.
The adjusted death rate in the prison population was 2.0 times higher than would be expected if the age and sex distributions of the U.S. and prison populations were equal.
In prisons, jails, and correctional facilities across the country, there have been over 2,000 known deaths among incarcerated people and correctional officers, as of January 2021.