VICE COVID PRISONS
At least 54 federal prisoners have died from COVID-19 after having a compassionate release request denied or left pending.
A VICE News investigation in partnership with North Carolina Health News found this undercount is likely not unique to North Carolina, and could be happening in dozens of states across the country.
Staff and prisoners are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine at alarming rates, meaning U.S. prisons could continue to spread the disease.
With at least 229 prisoners and 12 staffers currently infected, Fort Dix has the most severe outbreak in the federal Bureau of Prisons.
A "hillbilly county jail" in Oklahoma has been linked to multiple coronavirus hot spots in the federal Bureau of Prisons.
How a massive outbreak at California's San Quentin State Prison spread to death row, killing a dozen condemned prisoners.
Whistleblowers say dozens of prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19 after being moved between jails and federal prisons due to a lack of safeguards in the Justice Department.
Prisons quarantined sick and healthy inmates together and continued moving prisoners and staff around facilities as the outbreak spread.
“I just feel like we were all let down,” said one prisoner. At least 39 staff and 113 inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a staff source.
EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower Warned of Coronavirus Danger in Prison Where a Woman Just Died After Giving Birth
A staffer at a federal prison in Texas described looming “catastrophe” after 30-year-old Andrea Circle Bear gave birth while on a ventilator.
“The quality is terrible,” said one federal prison staffer of the KN95 he received. “I don’t even know where they got ’em from.”