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Update on Covid-19 testing and early release data from the BOP

Update on Covid-19 testing and early release data from the BOP

Since March 2020, the BOP has shared general information about the number of Covid-19 tests conducted in their institutions. The agency maintains a public dashboard updated daily with the number of tests completed, number of tests pending and the number of positive tests. The BOP also maintains a dashboard with information on the number of inmates and staff with positive tests, number of deaths, and number of inmates and staff who have “recovered” from Covid-19 at each facility. The BOP has recently added another dashboard with information on vaccine doses provided to staff and inmates at BOP facilities. All dashboards with Covid-19 related information are available at https://www.bop.gov/coronavirus/

The BOP dashboards on Covid-19 do not provide data specific to DC individuals in BOP custody. When the CIC requested DC-specific information on Covid-19 tests and cases, the BOP instructed the CIC to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

On February 24, 2021, the CIC received updated information on tests conducted among DC individuals in the BOP as of September 24, 2020. The information is outdated due to the long processing time for FOIA requests.