MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama ranks ninth in the country for the number of COVID-19 deaths per 10,000 inmates.
Advocates say crowded conditions and an aging prison population have merged with lethal results.
Thirty-four people, 32 inmates and two staff members, have died from COVID-19.
Numbers compiled by The Associated Press and the Marshall Project say that ranks the state ninth in the country for the number of COVID-19 deaths per 10,000 inmates.
The Alabama Department of Corrections said it is going to great lengths to protect inmates and quickly identify and quarantine positive cases.