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Less Than 1% Of San Diego County Jail Inmates Vaccinated Despite Ongoing Outbreaks

KPBS, March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021

Less Than 1% Of San Diego County Jail Inmates Vaccinated Despite Ongoing Outbreaks

“It’s really devastating, actually, to hear that so few people in jail have been vaccinated,” said Naomi Sugie, an associate criminology professor at UC Irvine. “It is really good that the employees are getting vaccinated at such high rates, but we have to give the same sort of priority, out of public health concerns, to people who are incarcerated in those facilities,” Sugie said.