Scotland’s prisons 40% lower Covid deaths

Scots prisoners ordered to wear face masks in latest coronavirus'  legislation - Daily Record
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Official data show that there were 121 deaths related to COVID-19 among people in prisons in England and Wales between March, 2020, and February, 2021. This is 3·3 (95% CI 2·7–3·9) times the rate of death due to COVID-19 among people of the same age and sex in the general population.

In Scotland, in a parliamentary response by the Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf on 31st March, there were 8 deaths in the same period, there were 8 deaths in Scottish prisons. Leading to call for action by Scottish Labour.

England and Wales have 10.85 times the population of Scotland and so, pro rata, might be expected to have 87 deaths from Covid. They have 121, 40% more.

2 thoughts on “Scotland’s prisons 40% lower Covid deaths

  1. Priti Patel passed a law in England to lock up all the protestors closing roads. Doubt if any actually got sent to jail.

    But DRossie wants ALL the protestors in Scotland jailed.
    Probably flogged and hung as well.

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