The Wall Street Journal said that prison guards, criminologists and public health activists across the United States are pushing for prisons to receive Corona vaccines early, and they say that the rise in the spread of disease among prisoners and prison workers in the country puts them at a particularly high risk of infection and death.
Health officials say vaccinating guards without prisoners will not help stop the spread, raising controversy over whether people convicted of common crimes should be vaccinated ahead of the population.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, stressed after drawing up a draft government vaccination plan released last December that it is impossible to vaccinate prisoners before people who have committed no crime before people over the age of 65 and other vulnerable populations.
A spokeswoman for the governor indicated that the prisoners will receive the vaccine as needed and at the same time as the general public.
The paper notes that for many states, the relatively small number of initial doses and the complex logistics of vaccine delivery in many sessions to different groups increases pressure by setting priorities in its distribution.
The newspaper notes that prisons are among the hotspots of Corona outbreak in the United States. The prevalence of the virus in state or federal prisons is four times that of the people, and the death rate is twice higher, according to a September report by the Criminal Justice Council.