One in eight prisoners in England and Wales have had Covid

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Prison reformers say figures support case for inmates to be given jabs as soon as possible

One in eight prisoners in England and Wales have tested positive for Covid-19 since the pandemic began, latest figures show, after a 70% surge in the number of cases recorded behind bars.

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At the end of January, 10,354 prisoners or children in custody had tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 4,227 cases since December, according to monthly data from the Ministry of Justice.

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One in eight prisoners in England and Wales have had Covid

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Prison reformers say figures support case for inmates to be given jabs as soon as possible

One in eight prisoners in England and Wales have tested positive for Covid-19 since the pandemic began, latest figures show, after a 70% surge in the number of cases recorded behind bars.

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At the end of January, 10,354 prisoners or children in custody had tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 4,227 cases since December, according to monthly data from the Ministry of Justice.

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One in eight prisoners in England and Wales have had Covid

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Prison reformers say figures support case for inmates to be given jabs as soon as possible

One in eight prisoners in England and Wales have tested positive for Covid-19 since the pandemic began, latest figures show, after a 70% surge in the number of cases recorded behind bars.

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At the end of January, 10,354 prisoners or children in custody had tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 4,227 cases since December, according to monthly data from the Ministry of Justice.

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