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Marquez and Co-authors Publish JAMA Article on COVID-19 Incidence in Prisons

Posted: 10/8/2021 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Trainee Neal Marquez and co-authors published “COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in Federal and State Prisons Compared with the US Population, April 5,2020, to April 3, 2021,” in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week. The authors observe differences in COVID-19 incidence and deaths in US prisons, relative to those same statistics for the non-incarcerated US population. They find that the consistently higher prevalence in the prison population led to a much greater cumulative toll, despite efforts by prison systems to adopt policies to prevent contagion.

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