volume 325, issue 10, P935 2021
DOI: 10.1001/jama.2021.0263
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Donald M. Berwick, Adam L. Beckman, Suhas Gondi

Abstract: More than 2 million adults are incarcerated in the United States and therefore receive their health care from correctional health systems. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the latest signal of massive deficiencies in correctional health infrastructure; as of June 2020, the COVID-19 case rate for people in prisons was more than 5 times higher than that for the general US population (3251 vs 587 per 100 000 people). 1 This higher risk adds to the burden of racial disparities in the nation because People of…

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