1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died

Family members of inmates hold candles and say a prayer following a rally outside the Utah Department of Corrections office in Draper, Utah. (Steve Griffin/The Deseret News via AP, File)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population. In some states, more than half of prisoners have been infected, according to data collected by The Associated Press and The Marshall Project.