Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today the release of a collection of interactive dashboards with data on COVID-19 case trends, testing trends, and deaths due to COVID-19 in Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)-managed correctional facilities. The data spans from March 31 to September 27 and will be updated every Monday.
The dashboards allow users to view and explore:
• Active and recovered COVID-19 cases and deaths over time for inmates and staff in the aggregate across all BOP-managed correctional facilities;
• The same data by facility for all BOP-managed facilities;
• COVID-19 testing trends in BOP facilities; and
• COVID-19 cases for BOP facilities in relation to COVID-19 case trends in the county where the facilities are located.
The dashboards present publicly available data obtained by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) from the BOP and the Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (JHU CSSE). We are making this data available to provide further transparency about COVID-19 in BOP-managed correctional facilities.
The dashboards are part of DOJ OIG’s Pandemic Response Oversight work and was created by the DOJ OIG Office of Data Analytics. The Office of Data Analytics is comprised of Operational Research Analysts, Mathematical Statisticians, Statisticians, and Information Technology Experts and supports OIG teams in statistical analysis and modeling, data visualizations, big data analysis, and general data processing.