Federal Bureau of Prisons Report on Prisoner COVID Cases

Infection rate four times higher than the general population.

According to reports, around 275,000 prisoners on both the state and federal level have been infected with COVID-19 since the pandemic began with nearly 1,700 deaths. Due to limited space, limited availability of proper hygiene products, and, in some areas, overcrowding, many state and federal agencies have struggled to slow the spread of COVID-19 through the prison system.

As vaccines become available, staff, corrections officers, and inmates will begin to receive doses. In an official statement, the Bureau of Prisons said, “The BOP is committed to ensuring all staff and inmates who want to receive the vaccine will be able to do so at the earliest opportunity; however, as in all communities, supply of the vaccine within the BOP will be limited for some time.  We continue to work with Operation Warp Speed to ensure we are ready to receive and administer the vaccine when allocations are made to us.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Federal Bureau of Prisons as they protect American citizens.
  • For Congress and state leaders as they work to secure funding for vaccines.
  • For the Lord’s providence and protection for those who are at risk of COVID-19

Sources: AP, NPR


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