Alabama to begin vaccinating prison inmates

Apr 2, 2021


Credit AP Photo/Jamie Martin

Alabama inmates will be given access to the COVID-19 vaccine after prison officers and staff have already been vaccinated.

The Alabama Department of Corrections said it will begin vaccinating inmates on April 12. The prison system said it will start with 6,000-7,000 doses to inoculate the most vulnerable inmates.

Alabama ranks sixth in the country for inmate deaths from COVID-19 per 10,000 prisoners.