News Release

Prisons and COVID-19

JAMA Internal Medicine

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

What The Study Did: In this study including all incarcerated individuals in 14 Massachusetts state prisons from April 2020 to January 2021 (on average 6,876 people), COVID-19 incidence was significantly higher in prisons operating at a higher percentage of their capacity and was significantly lower in prisons where a higher proportion of the incarcerated were housed in single-cell units.

Authors: Amir M. Mohareb, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, is the corresponding author.

To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link


Editor’s Note: The article includes conflicts of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflict of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

#  #  #

Media advisory: The full study and commentary are linked to this news release.

Embed this link to provide your readers free access to the full-text article This link will be live at the embargo time

Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.