Undercounted: Deaths in US Prisons

COVID-19 deaths of those incarcerated in the US may be significantly higher than the official total of about 2,700, according to a New York Times investigation that found dozens of deaths that went unrecorded.
 
Some deaths weren’t counted because prisoners had been released after becoming gravely ill while incarcerated. Others weren’t included for unexplained reasons. Prison officials said they shouldn’t be expected to count those who died after being released.
 
Public health experts warned that without knowing how many people died in prisons, jails, and detention centers, it’s hard for prisons, etc. to prepare for future epidemics.
 
New York Times

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