The settlement deals with three topics: education, access to mental health and cell confinement in medical isolation and quarantine units.
The next stage of vaccine distribution and administration, known as Phase 1B, could begin as early as this month.
A 67-year-old incarcerated man died from COVID-19 on Sunday, the tenth to die since the onset of the pandemic.
The commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Correction was sued twice this week, an indication of persistent concerns about the quality of medical care being provided to inmates. The most recent lawsuit, filed Thursday, alleges that a 19-year-old man died after he repeatedly asked for medical attention he never received. A second, a class action lawsuit, claims the department has refused to provide life-saving treatment to those incarcerated with hepatitis C.