Cases of coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) were more than 3.75 times higher among state prison inmates than the general population as of May 3, 2020, according to an analysis by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center. COVID-19 rates were 3.33 times higher among corrections staff than the general population. The rate of confirmed infections among incarcerated people and prison staff was similar to that of the general population early in the pandemic. However, prison staff started testing positive at a higher rate in the first week of April 2020. Confirmed positive cases among . . .
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