The chart above displays the total inmate population in Franklin County, along with the total count of COVID-19 cases.
Early during the pandemic, both in national and in local news, there were stories published reporting the decision of some Ohio counties to release nonviolent and low-risk inmates in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases. This tool tracked the total inmate population and total COVID-19 cases in Franklin County, Ohio to try and see what, if any, impact COVID-19 appeared to have.
The inmate population data was scraped from the Franklin County Sheriff's Booking website, and as a result may not be a wholly accurate representation of prison population. The COVID-19 data was provided by the state of Ohio, and is available directly here as a CSV file , the link to which can be found on the same page as the Ohio Department of Health's Cronoavirus Dashboard .
This tool stopped checking for new data on November 19, 2020.
The Ohio Department of Health released new COVID-19 data every day at 2:00 PM EST. This website updated daily at 2:15 AM, 8:15 AM, 2:15 PM, and 8:15 PM in order to (hopefully) always have the most recent COVID-19 data, and to have up-to-date inmate populations.
Unfortunately there wasn't one easy place to gather all of the data used by this tool.