Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital AgeDigitize and Punish explores the long history of digital computing and criminal justice, revealing how big tech, computer scientists, university researchers, and state actors have digitized carceral governance over the past forty years-with devastating impact on poor communities of color.
UCLA Law COVID Behind Bars Data ProjectThe UCLA Law COVID Behind Bars Data Project, launched in March 2020, tracks the spread and impact of the novel coronavirus in American carceral facilities and advocates for greater transparency and accountability around the pandemic response of the carceral system.
COVID-19 Correctional Policies & Responses“COVID-19 Correctional Policies & Responses” allows prisoners’ advocates, journalists and others in the public to access or contribute data on how the pandemic is impacting incarcerated people, correctional officers and other personnel.
Statutory Release Powers“Statutory Release Powers” comprises a state-by-state survey of all sources of legal authority that allow officials including sheriffs, judges and governors to release people from custody in response to the pandemic.
The COVID Prison Projecthe site will offer analysis and resources to better understand how coronavirus is impacting justice-involved individuals. We track data from all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Content will focus on data collection and analysis using a public health-oriented framework
Updated information is available through the ACLU managed site: “Tracking COVID-19 in Massachusetts Prisons and Jails.” We are also documenting deaths, information that is not available through the ACLU tracker.
Jails confine nearly one-third of incarcerated individuals, but data on COVID-19 in jails are limited. However, Massachusetts reports data on COVID-19 in both county jails and state prisons. We describe the COVID-19 burden in these settings and its association with decarceration and testing rates.
COVID-19 Cases in Federal Prisons (Bureau of Prisons)The BOP has 142,255 federal inmates in BOP-managed institutions and 10,552 in community-based facilities. The BOP staff complement is approximately 36,000. As of 04/29/2020, there are 1534 federal inmates and 343 BOP staff who have confirmed positive test results for COVID-19 nationwide. Currently, 414 inmates and 132 staff have recovered. There have been 31 federal inmate deaths and 0 BOP staff member deaths attributed to COVID-19 disease.
The Marshall Project: CoronavirusThe Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We achieve this through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums.
ACLU: The Other Epidemic: Fatal Police Shootings in the Time of COVID-19This ACLU research report, “The Other Epidemic: Fatal Police Shootings in the Time of COVID-19,” examines whether circumstances surrounding the public health crisis — unprecedented societal isolation combined with relaxed police department routine enforcement — has led to a change in the frequency with which the police fatally shoot people in the U.S.