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COVID-19 in U.S. State and Federal Prisons   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Key Findings: "[1] On average, the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] mortality rate within prisons is 61.8 deaths per 100,000 people in prison, twice as large as the general public mortality rate after adjusting for the sex, age and race/ethnicity of those incarcerated. This disparity is 60% higher than a comparison using an unadjusted population mortality rate. [2] The rate of COVID-19 cases reported by state and federal prisons in the U.S. is nearly 7,000 cases per 100,000 people in prison, more than four times the rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 U.S residents. An adjustment for the sex, age and race/ethnicity of people in prison was not possible due to the lack of confirmed COVID-19 case data by demographic characteristics."

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2020-09
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Council on Criminal Justice
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Council on Criminal Justice: https://counciloncj.org/
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