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map showing the distribution in scores awarded to each state based on efforts to vaccinate prison populations in the face of COVID-19

(Map: Emily Widra, 2021)

This map originally appeared in States of emergency: The failure of prison system responses to COVID-19.

Some states — like North Dakota, New Jersey, and Oregon — were particularly successful in prioritizing the vaccination of incarcerated people, starting vaccinations in prisons early and getting people to accept the vaccine behind bars. Other states — like New York, Nebraska, Montana, and Indiana — have not done nearly as well with starting vaccines early and providing vaccine choices for incarcerated people. For detailed information, see the vaccination appendix table.

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