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An inmate at Essex County House of Correction receives medication in the medical unit months before the coronavirus pandemic in Massachusetts hit. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Mass. Prisons And Jails Among Hardest Hit By Coronavirus In U.S.

This is a snapshot in time amid a fast-moving pandemic, as the number of infected inmates, corrections officers and medical staff jumps by the day. As of Tuesday, WBUR found the coronavirus has infected nearly 15,000 inmates and corrections workers nationally and has killed more than 130.

Apr 28, 2020