COVID-19 Behind Bars

COVID-19 Behind Bars is an independent journalism project tracking jails, prisons, detention centers, and other facilities of incarceration impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Each blue pin represents such cases reported on by news outlets. Each orange represents potential cases reported on by inside prisoner sources.

An impacted area may not have confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, but they may have several prisoners exhibiting flu-like symptoms and/or respiratory complications who are not being tested. Likewise, an impacted area may have confirmed, documented positive cases of COVID-19 among the prisoner population.