Crime & Justice Policy

COVID-19 and Iowa's Prison Population

Rogers, E.M.; Grodnitzky, N.


This impact report provides a summary of COVID-19 and Iowa’s prison population through June 30, 2020. Specifically, it details the spread of COVID-19 among incarcerated individuals and correctional staff, the characteristics of the current Iowa prison population, and the change in admissions and releases since the proclamation of the COVID-19 emergency on March 13, 2020. The report relies on publicly available data from the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC).


Rogers EM, Grodnitzky N. COVID-19 and Iowa's Prison Population. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Publc Policy Center; 2020.