Tracking COVID 19 in Jails and Prisons

Covid-19 Behind Bars is an independent investigative effort to track reports of COVID-19 inside of jails and prisons.  It utilizes information from published sources alongside self-reports from people inside to map the spread of COVID-19 in carceral institutions.

Here is the map of North America as of 4/2/2020.  Blue pins are published reports, orange pins are self-reports of cases inside.


More information about the project is available at