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BJS to Release Impact of COVID-19 on State and Federal Prisons, March 2020–February 2021
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics will issue a press release and report, Impact of COVID-19 on State and Federal Prisons, March 2020–February 2021, EMBARGOED UNTIL THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2022, 10 A.M. ET.
This report provides details on the effects of COVID-19 on state and federal prisons from March 2020 to February 2021. The report presents data related to COVID-19 tests, infections, deaths and vaccinations. It also provides statistics on admissions to and releases, including expedited releases, from state and federal prisons during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHAT: Press release and report on Impact of COVID-19 on State and Federal
Prisons, March 2020–February 2021 (NCJ 304500)
WHO: BJS statistician E. Ann Carson, Ph.D.; Melissa Nadel, Ph.D., of Abt Associates;
and Gerry Gaes, Ph.D., Independent Consultant to Abt Associates
WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 2022, 10 a.m. ET
MEDIA COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS: To receive instructions to access the embargoed press release and the full report, send an email to [email protected]. You must type IMPACT in the subject line. Following publication, the report and press release will be available on the BJS website at bjs.ojp.gov.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Alexis R. Piquero is the director.
The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
CONTACT: Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or [email protected]