There are 172 carceral facilities in California. The vast majority of the facilities have experienced COVID-19 outbreaks. In California prisons alone, there have been over 88,000 reported cases and over 250 reported deaths.
There are 9 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities in California, which includes facilities operated by ICE and facilities contracting with ICE and private prison operators. Some facilities hold both immigrant and non-immigrant detainees. Due to the difficulty of collecting stories from ICE facilities, all ICE stories are cataloged together here.