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May 13, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Acceptance in California State Prisons

67% of California prison residents offered a COVID-19 vaccine (n=64,633) accepted at least one dose through March 2021. Acceptance was highest among Hispanic (73%) and white residents (72%), and lowest among Black residents (55%). Acceptance was highest among residents aged ≥65 years and those at high risk for severe COVID-19 (>80%) and lowest among those…

April 2, 2021

Rapid Spread of SARS-CoV-2 in a State Prison After Introduction by Newly Transferred Incarcerated Persons — Wisconsin, August 14–October 22, 2020

In a Wisconsin state medium-security prison, 79% of the incarcerated population and 3% of staff members contracted SARS-CoV-2 in a span of 8 weeks after the prison received six newly transferred persons who were not identified to be SARS-CoV-2 positive at the time of intake. On August 13 the transferred persons were quarantined with other…

January 19, 2021

COVID-19 Dynamics in an Ohio Prison

A retrospective study of the April 2020 outbreak at the Marion Correctional Institution in Ohio showed rapid, widespread infection, with nearly 80% of inmates infected within three weeks of the first reported case. The authors suggest three scenarios that could have given rise to the outbreak: 1) a single initially infected inmate with a basic…