Study highlights connection between incarceration and racial disparities in COVID-19 cases

A study on COVID-19 data from the Cook County Jail in Chicago found cases from the facility accounted for 13 percent of the city’s COVID-19 cases and 21 percent of COVID’s racial disparities in Chicago. The authors suggest incarceration should be considered in the list of markers of disadvantage driving racial disparities in infection and death. #covid-19 #racialequity

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