Daily Statistics (September 8, 2021)
5,366 people in WV regional jails
4,318 people in WV state prisons
Jails are 26% over capacity
13% of the prison and jail population is Black

COVID-19 Outbreaks in Prisons and Jails Threaten the Health of Rural Communities

The recent COVID-19 outbreak at Huttonsville Correctional Center shines a light on why universal and periodic testing of incarcerated individuals and staff at correctional facilities combined with policies to reduce incarceration are so important to protect the health of rural communities during a pandemic.

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