COVID 19: Challenges Facing Prisons in Protecting Prisoner Health

The novel coronavirus and the severe respiratory disease it is responsible for, COVID-19, have impacted the world in unforeseen and significant ways. From its early reports in China to a global spread of the virus – reaching pandemic levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) – communities around the world have had to implement draconian restrictions on populations due to the risks the virus poses. Prison populations, in particular, are at increased risk, and prison systems are taking dramatic measures to prevent and control the spread of the potentially fatal virus. Read More

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