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

14
Deaths among Incarcerated People with COVID-19
Last updated: 1/21/2021
147
Incarcerated People Currently Positive
Last updated: 1/21/2021
4,253
Incarcerated People No Longer Positive
Last updated: 1/21/2021
36,769
Tests of Incarcerated People
Last updated: 1/21/2021
32
Correctional Staff Currently Positive
Last updated: 1/21/2021
645
Correctional Staff No Longer Positive
Last updated: 1/21/2021
7,505
State Prison Population
Last updated: 1/22/2021
37,343
Field Services Population in Community Based Corrections
Last updated: 1/22/2021
1,735
Residential Population in Community Based Corrections
Last updated: 1/22/2021