COVID-19 and Iowa's State Correctional Population

On this page, we’re tracking the statistics, news, and policy decisions relevant to the impact of coronavirus, or COVID-19, on Iowa’s state prisons and county jails. Our mission is to provide policymakers and the public with information that will assist with the prevention and containment of COVID-19 in Iowa’s criminal justice system.

To read a report about the impact of COVID-19 on Iowa's prison population through June 30th, click here.

NOTE

Due to the ever-changing nature of the coronavirus, we cannot guarantee that we are providing the most up-to-date information. We will update this page as quickly as possible, but our staff resources and time are limited. Please contact Ethan Rogers (ethan-rogers@uiowa.edu) with any corrections or updates for us to share. Thank you.

Iowa Prisons: Current Numbers

9
Deaths among Incarcerated People with COVID-19
Last updated: 11/24/2020
207
Incarcerated People Currently Positive
Last updated: 11/24/2020
2,983
Incarcerated People No Longer Positive
Last updated: 11/24/2020
27,598
Tests of Incarcerated People
Last updated: 11/24/2020
83
Correctional Staff Currently Positive
Last updated: 11/24/2020
400
Correctional Staff No Longer Positive
Last updated: 11/24/2020
7,403
State Prison Population
Last updated: 11/24/2020
37,536
Field Services Population in Community Based Corrections
Last updated: 11/24/2020
1,698
Residential Population in Community Based Corrections
Last updated: 11/24/2020