CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- As COVID-19 infections reach a new peak in West Virginia, jail officials are unable to say how many people in state custody have been vaccinated.
West Virginia’s overcrowded jails have been the setting for multiple outbreaks of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. In an effort to prevent the spread of infection, the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has prioritized providing vaccines to incarcerated people. But, the exact number of vaccinated people currently in state custody eludes officials.
Read more at the WV Criminal Law Reform Coalition.