"There is no living situation more congregate, more dense, more dangerous during COVID-19 than prisons,” said Jennifer Vollen-Katz, executive director of the Illinois prison watchdog group The John Howard Association. "People who are incarcerated should be prioritized for the vaccine because they live in such a dangerous environment.”
Illinois prison activists want inmates to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 61 inmates behind bars at Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) facilities have died from the Coronavirus in 2020, 16 coming in December, now tied with November for the deadliest month this year. As of now, the prison population...