Nearly Half of Wisconsin Prison Inmates are Fully Vaccinated

May 31, 2021


Nearly half of the people in custody in Wisconsin's prisons and youth facilities are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


The rate exceeds the vaccination rate for Wisconsin as a whole, after initially lagging behind.


The Wisconsin Department of Corrections shows nearly 9,000 people, or 47.2%, of the eligible prison population, have been fully vaccinated.


That's compared with just under 42% of eligible state residents overall.