Global Study on the Impact of Covid-19 on Prison Health
Prison health is extremely important to public health, not only because of the high prevalence of serious and often life-threatening conditions among prisoners, but also because of the continuous exchange between those in prison and the communities outside.
Since December 2019, the world has been grappling with a new global health threat: the outbreak of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus. Prisons have turned into potential hot spots of the disease.
Despite chronic overpopulation, resource constraints and other challenges, prisons around the world have tried to contain the spread of the virus through various measures.
This report aims to highlight challenges, promising practices, lessons learned and recommendations on how prisons have dealt with COVID-19, using examples from around the world.
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