80% of those who Died of Covid-19 in Texas County Jails were Never Convicted of a Crime

Over 230 people have died from Covid-19 in Texas’s correctional facilities — and in county jails, nearly 80 percent of them were in pretrial detention and hadn’t even been convicted of a crime.

At least 231 people have died of Covid-19 in the state’s correctional facilities between March and October.

The 231 figure is likely to be a conservative count.