Saturday, February 6, 2021


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Area Prisons' Update:
Attica, Wyoming Correctional Facilities had over 100 new
COVID-19 cases each in January

COVID-19 increased in many area prisons, according to new data from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS). Over the month of January, both Attica and Wyoming Correctional Facilities saw COVID-19 cases increases of over 100.

Wyoming Correctional saw the greatest number of new COVID-19 cases in January of any state-run correctional facility in WNY. Wyoming ended December with 65 cases and started February with 236 total positive cases. That is an increase of 171 cases. As of Feb. 1, 201 of those cases have recovered.

Attica Correctional also saw a steep increase in cases, ending December with 125 cases and starting February with 241 total positive cases. That is an increase of 116 cases. As of Feb. 1, 215 of those cases have recovered. (continued)



On February 5, 2021, NYS began vaccinating people incarcerated at state facilities who are 65 years old or older. The state estimates that there are about 1,100 people who meet that eligibility in state facilities. The state is vaccinating those incarcerated with the same eligibility guidelines as the rest of the population.

Orleans and Albion were the only correctional facilities relatively unscathed by COVID-19 in January, with just eight new cases at Orleans and five new cases at Albion. This is looking at data from the day before the start of the new year, December 31, 2020, to February 1, 2021.

Wyoming Correctional saw the greatest number of new COVID-19 cases in January of any state-run correctional facility in Western New York. Wyoming ended December with 65 cases and started February with 236 total positive cases. That is an increase of 171 cases. As of Feb. 1, 201 of those cases have recovered. Attica Correctional also saw a steep increase in cases, ending December with 125 cases and starting February with 241 total positive cases. That is an increase of 116 cases. As of Feb. 1, 215 of those cases have recovered.

On February 5, 2021, NYS began vaccinating people incarcerated at state facilities who are 65 years old or older. The state estimates that there are about 1,100 people who meet that eligibility in state facilities. The state is vaccinating those incarcerated with the same eligibility guidelines as the rest of the population.

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