. COVID-19 Devastated Prisons. Now Some Inside Don’t Want the Vaccine. « JO LEE MAGAZINE

VICE/The prison at Fort Dix, New Jersey, has drawn comparisons to a combat zone. For months, COVID-19 has been laying siege to the low-security federal lockup on the grounds of an old military base, infecting more than 1,500 people and killing one. But last week, reinforcements finally arrived in the form of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine.

Around 280 prison employees at Fort Dix received their first doses of vaccine, according to a local union official. Another 157 shots went into the arms of prisoners, about 3,000 of whom are housed in dorm-style rooms where social distancing is impossible.

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