COVID-19 in Federal Prisons

Thursday, July 29, 2021
COVID-19 in Federal Prisons

COVID-19 in Federal Prisons

Prison populations were particularly vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19 because of their confined communal spaces. Inmates also tend to have higher rates of underlying health conditions, such as diabetes and chronic health disease than the general population. So what steps did the Bureau of Prisons take to protect inmates and prison staff from getting COVID? We find out more from GAO’s Gretta Goodwin.