CPP in the News

“Recent data from the COVID Prison Project shows that prison populations test substantially higher than the general population in many states.”

Written Statement of Dr. Scott Allen, Examining Best Practices for Incarceration and Detention During COVID-19, before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary (June 2, 2020).

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Covid Prison Project in the Media

More must be done to protect prison inmates during pandemic

The Baltimore Sun, Jun 09, 2020

Judge questions his authority to act in NC prisons pandemic lawsuit
Civil rights groups want overcrowding relieved

The Charlotte Post, Jun 12, 2020

Experts, judge voice concern as NC’s prisons resume moving inmates amid COVID-19 spreadATURE 3

WBTV, Jun 09, 2020

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

Alabama Reporter, May 29, 2020

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

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

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

ProPublica, June 24, 2020

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

The Huffington Post, July 9, 2020

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

The Hill, July 10, 2020

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

Houston Chronicle, June 4, 2020

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

Kansas City Star, June 25, 2020

COVID-19 testing ramps up in Missouri prisons

News Tribune, June 21, 2020

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

Desert Sun, July 3, 2020

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

The Charlotte Observer, May 18, 2020

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

WBTV, May 29, 2020

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

WHAS 11, Apr 28, 2020

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

NPR State Impact Oklahoma, May 7, 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

The COVID Prison Project

Kite Line WFHB, May 29, 2020

Missouri testing for COVID-19 in prisons;some say it’s too late

Missouri Information Corps, June 13

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

STAT News, Jun 12, 2020

National prison project tracks the pandemic behind bars

News @ the U, Jun 12, 2020

Coronavirus in Jails and Prisons

The Appeal, May 27, 2020

Five Takeaways from Prison Actions During COVID-19

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

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

The Marshall Project, May 08, 2020

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

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

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

News @ the U, Apr 28, 2020

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

The Marshall Project, Apr 24, 2020

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

The Kansas City Star, July 13, 2020

Tracking the pandemic behind bars

The Well, July 10, 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