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New York Scores ‘F’ in COVID Testing of Rural Justice-Involved Youth

Just 26 tests were conducted in suburban and rural juvenile detention facilities during the first six months of the pandemic—a statistic nearly buried because of the state’s lack of transparency, according to an investigation by The Imprint. A health expert called it “a heartbreaking example of children who get lost in systems.”

COVID Infections Soared in Prisons Where Testing was ‘Limited’: Report

In states that did not implement a mass testing strategy for incarcerated populations, rates of infection among incarcerated people were nearly eight times the rate for non-incarcerated populations of similar age, gender and race, according to the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice.

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NY Judge Orders COVID-19 Shots for All State Inmates

The order by New York State Supreme Court Justice Alison Y. Tuitt in The Bronx, makes New York one of the small number of states that have extended vaccination protection to the entire inmate population. “There is no acceptable excuse” for not vaccinating incarcerees, she said.