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“End the silence about what Covid-19 is doing to America’s prisons”

CNN Opinion piece written by Senator Elizabeth Warren, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein and Kathryn Nowotny (January 5th, 2021).

“Debate about when prisoners should receive the COVID vaccine”

Forrest Behne, a policy analyst with CPP, was interviewed on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (January 10th, 2021).


Rare Vaccine Death; Vape Loophole Exploited; No Paxlovid for the Imprisoned

MedPage Today, March 9, 2022

Prisons skimp on Covid treatments like Paxlovid, even as Biden plans to flood pharmacies with it

Stat News, March 8, 2022

Commutations and COVID, a look at what’s happening inside Connecticut’s prison population

Connecticut Public, February 8, 2022

Prisoners Should Not Be Used as Human Guinea Pigs in COVID-19 Cultural Wars

Verdict Justia, January 21, 2022

Local father worries for son still behind bars as staffing shortages slam MDOC

WXYZ Detroit, January 20, 2022

Omicron Has Arrived. Many Prisons and Jails Are Not Ready.

The Marshall Project, December 22, 2021

Texas leads nation in COVID-19 deaths in prisons

Spectrum News 1, November 5, 2021

As county jail works to limit spread of COVID, staff member and inmate die of virus on same day

Kenosha News, October 12, 2021

Despite being told otherwise, thousands of convicts sent home for COVID-19 will have to return to prison

Fox 17 West Michigan, October 12, 2021

COVID outbreak in Texas prison reveals delta variant’s wrath. Did vaccines help?

Mahoning Matters, September 22, 2021

What it means that an FDA advisory committee did not recommend COVID-19 booster shots

Poynter, September 20, 2021

COVID-19 deaths continue at Florida prisons, though agency no longer reports them

Orlando Sentinel, Septemeber 17, 2021

How Kansas Prisons Dodged A Delta COVID Surge After Getting Hit Hard Early In The Pandemic

NPR in Kansas City, September 15, 2021

Liberation Lit provides connections for incarcerated populations

The Pitch, September 15, 2021

Oregon Receives Failing Grade For Its In-Prison Response To COVID-19

The Lund Report, September, 2021

State Corrections Officials Report 2 Inmates Positive for COVID-19 Die

The Daily Record, August 18, 2021

Carceral Institutions in the Era of COVID-19

Harvard Political Review, August 15, 2021

Low reports of prison staff COVID-19 shots leave vulnerability on both sides of the wire

York Daily Record, August 12, 2021

Alabama offering $5 in canteen credit to prisoners who get vaccinated

ABC News, August 4, 2021

DOC reports few new cases as COVID-19 variant spreads

Woodward News, July 27, 2021

As variant spreads, DOC reports few new cases

The Norman Transcript, July 26, 2021

Has the jail in your county vaccinated inmates? Here’s a list in the Kansas City area

The Kansas City Star, July 26, 2021

A Half-Million People Got COVID-19 in Prison. Are Officials Ready for the Next Pandemic?

The Marshall Project, June 30, 2021

As COVID recedes in prisons, will any lessons learned stick?

Daily Herald, June 29, 2021

State Prisons Fueled Covid-19 Spread in Their Areas Last Spring, Study Suggests

Gizmodo, June 29, 2021

Dozens of Texans Died of COVID-19 in Prison Despite Being Granted Parole, Report Finds

Newsweek, June 17, 2021

Some U.S. states have higher vaccination rates inside prisons than outside

The New York Times, June 1, 2021

In 2020, many NC correctional officers left their jobs as COVID hit prisons hard

The Charlotte Observer, May 17, 2021

Half of state inmates get at least one shot

Albuquerque Journal,
May 12, 2021

‘Somebody by their side’: Missouri prisoner volunteers on hospice ward during pandemic

The Kansas City Star,
May 10, 2021

County jail inmates across the Lehigh Valley to be vaccinated against COVID next week

The Morning Call,
May 4, 2021

‘The pandemic behind bars:’ Panelists discuss effects of COVID-19 in prisons

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian,
April 22, 2021

Prisons postpone vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson shots paused

ABC News,
April 16, 2021

Uneven Rollout Of COVID-19 Vaccinations In United States Prisons

Health Affairs Blog, April 15, 2021

Incarcerated and Infected: How the Virus Tore Through the U.S. Prison System

The New York Times,
April 10, 2021

‘Finally’: Advocates hail news that state prisons will soon get 33K doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Orlando Sentinel,
April 7, 2021

As States Expand Vaccine Eligibility, Incarcerated Populations Are Not Prioritized

The Takeaway,
March 31, 2021

Inmates’ Distrust of Prison Health Care Fuels Distrust of Covid Vaccines

Kaiser Health News,
March 25, 2021

In About-Face, Missouri Places Prison Inmates In Final COVID-19 Vaccination Group

 KCUR 89.3,
March 24, 2021

Fighting COVID Behind Bars

NYU News,
March 23, 2021

Medically Necessary: Prisons present unique challenges for vaccine supply chain

March 19, 2021

Reopening Homestead detention center amid ongoing pandemic raises health concerns

Miami Herald,
March 17, 2021

Covid Outbreaks Devastated Prisons, but State Inmates’ Access to the Vaccine Varies Widely

The New York Times,
March 17, 2021

Prisoners And The Pandemic: A Year Into COVID, Crowded Jails Fuel Infections In Ohio Valley

March 16, 2021

U.S. prison guards refusing vaccine despite COVID-19 outbreaks

The Washington Post,
March 16, 2021

Prison settlement a balancing act between political risk and public health

Carolina Public Press,
March 10, 2021

7 California prisons had so many COVID cases, they now have herd immunity. More could follow

The Sacramento Bee,
March 9, 2021

DeWine says Ohio won’t yet vaccinate inmates despite federal guidance

WTOL 11,
March 2, 2021

How Prisoners Feel About Getting Vaccinated

Slate and The Marshall Project,
March 1, 2021

As COVID-19 Surges, Families Of Inmates Struggle To Contact Loved Ones

February 27, 2021

He Got COVID In Prison. The Government Said He Was ‘Recovered.’ Then He Died.

February 19, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations begin in Kansas prisons, among worst in U.S. for infection rate

Kansas City Star,
February 18, 2021

Imprisoned People’s Lives Matter — But You Wouldn’t Know It From The COVID Vaccination Rollout

February 18, 2021

Guest column: Florida’s inca-rcerated must be vaccinated

The Florida Times-Union,
February 16, 2021

Though virus has torn through correctional facilities, most prison workers are declining vaccines

Boston Globe,
February 14, 2021

Illinois will soon begin vaccinating prisoners against COVID-19. Some politicians question state’s priorities

Chicago Tribune,
February 12, 2021

A Broward detention employee died of COVID-19, sheriff’s office says

Miami Herald,
February 12, 2021

‘No quick fix’ for Kentucky’s prisons and jails hit hard by the coronavirus

Courier Journal,
February 9, 2021

Deaths in custody: Under Illinois’ criminal justice overhaul, prisons must notify families

Injustice Watch,
February 9, 2021

North Carolina Claims Prisoners Who Died of COVID Didn’t Die of COVID

VICE and North Carolina Health News,
February 9, 2021

Should some inmates receive the COVID-19 vaccine before seniors? Here’s why some say ‘yes’

February 8, 2021

Of Louisiana state prison inmates now eligible for COVID vaccine, 85% have opted in

The Advocate,
February 5, 2021

Inmate in NC women’s prison dies from COVID complications

The News & Observer,
February 4, 2021

40% of WA inmate population has been infected with COVID-19, meanwhile Oregon begins vaccinating prisoners

NBC Right Now,
February 4, 2021

Federal judge moves Oregon prisoners ahead of seniors on Covid-19 vaccination list

February 4, 2021

Meaning of vaccine rules keeps shifting at NC prisons

Carolina Public Press, February 4, 2021

Prisoners in Massachusetts are getting their Covid-19 vaccines — and reduced sentences

February 3, 2021

With 13,000 infected, 100 dead of COVID-19 in Pa. prisons, advocates urge faster releases

Philadelphia Inquirer,
February 3, 2021

Despite High Transmission Risk, No COVID-19 Shots In Sight For Maine Prisoners

Maine Public,
February 1, 2021

Confronted with significant flaws in coronavirus data, Pa. corrections officials concede ‘it’s unacceptable’

Pittsburgh Post- Gazette,
February 1, 2021

Why it’s important to reduce COVID-19 in prisons

Dallas Morning News,
January 31, 2021

NC to offer inmates incentives to get COVID shots. Will new plan stem deadly tide?

Charlotte Observer, January 29, 2021

Missouri Prison Staff Offered COVID Vaccine Soon, But Most Inmates Have To Wait

St. Louis Public Radio,
January 27, 2021

Florida begins asking prisoners about COVID-19 vaccine. But education plan is lacking, experts say

Orlando Sentinel,
January 26, 2021

As COVID-19 ran rampant in Florida prisons, inmate deaths jumped 45% in 2020

Orlando Sentinel, January 22, 2021

Some prisons are offering skeptical inmates incentives to consent to vaccination

The New York Times,
January 21, 2021

Understanding COVID-19 mortality in NC prisons through the numbersHow calls for criminal justice reform in the US have grown more forceful by the coronavirus

Carolina Public Press,
January 21, 2021

On surviving—and leaving—prison during a pandemic

Popular Science,
January 21, 2021

Vaccinate Vermont prisoners now

January 20, 2021

COVID-19 brief: Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine prevents UK variant and other news

January 20, 2021

Many US immigration detention centers rife with COVID-19 cases

January 19, 2021

How calls for criminal justice reform in the US have grown more forceful by the coronavirus

The Organization for World Peace,
January 19, 2021

The forgotten people at correctional facilities are at extreme risk of COVID-19

Savannah Now,
January 18, 2021

Reshuffling again: Federal and NC vaccine changes promote uncertainty for prisons

Carolina Public Press,
January 15, 2021

Prisoners to begin receiving vaccines next week

Boston Globe,
January 13, 2021

Deprioritized: NC prison inmates not getting COVID vaccine so soon, questions remain about distribution

Carolina Public Press,
January 11, 2021

Jails and prisons were hit hard by Covid-19 and experts say they need to be prioritized for the vaccines

January 11, 2021

Kansas inmates among first to get vaccine while Missouri prisoners are last

January 5, 2021

‘Leaving us to die’: Missouri inmates allege state has mismanaged response to COVID

The Kansas City Star,
January 4, 2021

As virus spreads, prisoners worry they’re not being considered in vaccine distribution plans

TMJ4 Milwaukee,
December 31, 2020

Experts urge prioritizing FL prisons for COVID-19 vaccination

Public News Service,
December 31, 2020

Excluding prisoners from vaccine priority would be criminal

Orlando Sentinel, December 29, 2020

Two more virus deaths reported for the region

The Lewiston Tribune, December 29, 2020

Editorial: Being locked up is punishment enough

The Lewiston Tribune,
December 27, 2020

As outbreaks continue, Florida prisons limit public COVID-19 data

Orlando Sentinel,
December 24, 2020

COVID Comes to Federal Death Row–It Is Time to Stop the Madness

Verdict Justia, December 23, 2020

Assistant Professor Marisa Omori examines racial inequality in criminal justice system

UMSL Daily,
December 23, 2020

COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging again in Illinois prisons, as inmates and advocates call for more action

Chicago Tribune,
December 22, 2020

MA inmates will get vaccine soon; RI inmate dies of COVID-19

South Coast Today, December 21, 2020

Walgreens rolls out COVID-19 shot at Florida nursing homes

FOX 35 Orlando, December 20, 2020

Massachusetts Inmates Will Be Among First To Receive COVID Vaccine

NY Times, December 18, 2020


Voice of Detroit,
December 18, 2020

Some experts say prisoners should be next in line to get COVID vaccines. Here’s why

Miami Herald,
December 15, 2020

Frail, elderly, and frontline workers in FL are in Phase 1 for vaccines, unless they are in prisons

Florida Phoenix, December 11, 2020

Incarcerated people are suffering from COVID-19 more than most. They should be among the first vaccinated.

Washington Post, December 09, 2020

Prisons should be COVID-19 vaccine priority: Health experts

ABC News, December 04, 2020

As COVID-19 roars through U.S. jails, South Korea may provide a template

Bloomberg News Wire,
November 28, 2020

Trying to Keep Covid-19 at Bay in Nation’s Prisons Presents a Challenge

Wall Street Journal, November 27, 2020

Shining a Spotlight on Inadequate Response to COVID-19 in Prisons and Jails

Healthcare Innovation, November 24, 2020

Assistant Professor Marisa Omori examines racial inequality in criminal justice system

UMSL Daily, November 18, 2020

Coronavirus in Jails and Prisons

The Appeal, November 05, 2020

COVID-19 is 10 times higher in Oregon prisons than in rest of state, stoking widespread fear among inmates

Oregon Live, October 27, 2020

National Academies Report Urges Reducing Inmate Population to Curb COVID-19 in Prisons, Jails

Oregon Live, October 27, 2020

‘Somebody dropped the ball:’ Prison deaths as NC COVID cases stabilized
Fatalities continued, with a spike in last month

The Charlotte Post, October 25, 2020

Shining a Spotlight on Inadequate Response to COVID-19 in Prisons and Jails

Healthcare Innovation Group, October 19, 2020

Efforts to Keep COVID-19 out of Prisons Fuel Outbreaks in County Jails

KHN, September 29, 2020

Pandemic inspires new push to shrink jails and prisons

ScienceMag, September 17, 2020

As Covid-19 cases in prisons climb, data on race remain largely obscured

STAT, August 20, 2020

ICE transfers — and NC jail partnerships — have continued amid the pandemic

North Carolina Health News, July 24, 2020

After Denver jail COVID-19 cases spiked, officials scrambled to lower publicly reported counts

The Gazette, July 24, 2020

Missouri prison inmates fear COVID being brought in by staff with limited mask policy

The Kansas City Star, July 13, 2020

Missouri prisoners raise concerns about guards without masks

AP News,
July 13, 2020

Tracking the pandemic behind bars

The Well, July 10, 2020

COVID-19 doesn’t have to turn prison time into a death sentence

The Hill, July 10, 2020

Inside The Prison Where 8 In 10 Of The Incarcerated Have Gotten Coronavirus

The Huffington Post, July 9, 2020

At Adelanto detention center, 6 of 10 people with COVID-19 transferred there from prisons

Desert Sun, July 3, 2020

1 in 5 immigrants at ICE detention in Houston has COVID-19

Houston Chronicle, June 28, 2020

Black inmates in Kansas prisons suffer disproportionately from COVID-19, data shows

The Kansas City Star, June 25, 2020

Inside the U.S.’s Largest Maximum-Security Prison,COVID-19 Raged.Outside, Officials Called Their Fight a Success

ProPublica, June 24, 2020

COVID-19 testing ramps up in Missouri prisons

News Tribune, June 21, 2020

Missouri testing for COVID-10 in prisons; some say it’s too late

The Rolla, June 13, 2020

‘Obsessed with staying alive’: Inmates describe a prison’s piecemeal response to a fatal Covid-19 outbreak

STAT News, June 12, 2020

National prison project tracks the pandemic behind bars

News @ the U, June 10, 2020

Experts, judge voice concern as NC’s prisons resume moving inmates amid COVID-19 spread

WBTV, June 9, 2020

More must be done to protect prison inmates during pandemic

The Baltimore Sun,
June 9, 2020

Judge questions his authority to act in NC prisons pandemic lawsuit

The Charlotte Post
June 8, 2020

The Covid Prison Project

Kite Line,
May 29, 2020

Less than 1 percent of Alabama inmates have been tested for COVID-10

Alabama Reporter
May 29, 2020

Prisons announce mass COVID-19 testing at Caswell Correctional after news investigation

May 29, 2020

Coronavirus in Jails and Prisons

The Appeal, May 27, 2020

Missouri prisons have 44 COVID-19 cases, but experts say more tests are needed

The Kansas City Star,
May 22, 2020

Nurses’s COVID-19 Death Raises Questions About Delayed Testing at NC Prison

WUNC, May 22, 2020

Five Takeaways from Prison Actions During COVID-19

Duke Law Center for Science and Justice, May 22, 2020

Experts: Without more COVID-19 testing, “more people will die

The Charlotte Observer,
May 18, 2020

Committee on Law and Justice Webinar – The COVID-19 and Secure Institutions

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,
May 12, 2020

Why did it Take the Feds Weeks to Report COVID-19 Cases in Privately Run Prisons?

The Marshall Project,
May 8, 2020

Oklahoma Covid-19 testing in question as positive cases spike in other states’ prisons

NPR State Impact Oklahoma,
May 7, 2020

New Analysis Shows Surge of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Inside State Prisons

Justice Center, The Council of State Governments,
May 06, 2020

‘These guys are in a death trap.’ Families fear for inmates behind bars during COVID-19 pandemic

April 28, 2020

Researcher: Prison, jails, need to curtail the spread of COVID-19

News @ the U,
April 28, 2020

These Prisons are Doing Mass Testing for COVID-19–And Finding Mass Infections

The Marshall Project,
April 24, 2020