Up to 15 March, there have now been 15,472 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in prisons, and 130 COVID-related deaths (105 confirmed or suspected to be due to COVID).
When the coronavirus crisis hit last year, many of us were deeply worried about the prospect of its spread through the prison system, and the severe illness and death that would follow in its wake.
This week the UK passed the grim milestone of over 100,000 COVID-19 deaths.
Should prisoners and prison staff be among the priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination?
The only thing getting in the way of vaccinating those in prisons against COVID-19 is politics, our director Richard Garside told The Independent yesterday.