Pandemic Behind Bars

July 6, 2020

Pandemic Behind Bars

Containing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Illinois Correctional Settings (Updated)

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This Policy Spotlight explores the impact of the COVID-19 in the state’s prisons and jails and on the communities where they are located. It examines cases of correctional facilities across the country that have become hotspots for COVID-19 infections and compares with the situation in Illinois, where the confirmed rate of COVID-19 cases in some correctional settings is significantly higher than the rate in the state’s general population. 


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Research Area: Politics & Government

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