Testing Needs in Illinois Jails and Prisons

Sage Kim, PhD, associate professor of health policy and administration, was interviewed by Illinois Public Media on her research examining COVID-19 outbreaks in Illinois jails and prisons.  Kim noted testing is lacking in correctional facilities - as of June 23, the Illinois Department of Corrections had performed only 958 tests.

Prisons are not isolated from surrounding communities, inmates come out of prisons all the time and also staff come in everyday to serve the prison population. I think there is this very porous relationship between the Illinois Department of Corrections and surrounding communities.

Sage Kim, PhD  |  Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration

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