Daily Statistics (May 17, 2022)
5,253 people in WV regional jails
4,327 people in WV state prisons
Jails are 23% over capacity
13% of the prison and jail population is Black

Letter Demand for COVID-19 Vaccines for Individuals Held in DCR Custody

A broad coalition of groups and individuals recently sent the following letter to WV decision makers demanding that people held in the Division of Corrections’ jails and prisons be given access to COVID-19 vaccines.  In spite of West Virginia’s leadership when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations, the state currently has no plan to vaccinate these vulnerable populations.

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