Alabama Ranks 9th Nationally in Inmate COVID-19 Deaths

Ap725387152944Alabama ranks ninth in the country for the number of COVID-19 deaths per 10,000 inmates. Advocates say crowded conditions and an aging prison population have merged with lethal results.

Thirty-four people (32 inmates and two staff members) have died from COVID-19. Numbers compiled by The Associated Press and the Marshall Project say that ranks the state ninth in the country for the number of COVID-19 deaths per 10,000 inmates.

The Alabama Department of Corrections said it is going to great lengths to protect inmates and quickly identify and quarantine positive cases.

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