Coronavirus Courses Through U.S. Prisons #infographic

Coronavirus Courses Through U.S. Prisons
When demonstrations rage throughout the U.S. over racial inequality, so does the COVID-19 pandemic in impoverished neighborhoods. One overlooked community is the U.S. prison system, where almost 50,000 prisoners across the country have contracted the virus in cramped, unsanitary conditions.

According to data collected by the non-profit research organization The Marshall Project, at least 48,764 cases of COVID-19 have been reported between prisoners in both federal and state prison systems. While more than half of the reported cases have recovered, 585 prisoners have died from the virus.

Prison staff are also exposed to the virus, with about 10,000 members of staff around the country receiving COVID-19 as of 23 June. To date, 42 confirmed deaths of staff members from the virus have been confirmed.

Prisons around the country are treating inmates and workers in many different ways, making it impossible for institutions to monitor how easily the virus spreads. While some states record hundreds or thousands of cases inside their prison systems, few – or even zero – cases of COVID-19 have been reported in other states.

Coronavirus Courses Through U.S. Prisons #infographic

Source: www.statista.com

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