This guidance document from the Vera Institute of Justice calls on key criminal justice stakeholders to reduce the number of people behind bars, protect people who remain incarcerated, and respond effectively to COVID-19 outbreaks in correctional facilities without the use
These resources provide information about the issue of coronavirus in prisons and jails. Some offer guidance to correctional agencies on protecting incarcerated people and staff from COVID-19, including through the use of medical isolation and quarantine—both of which should have conditions that are significantly different from conditions in restrictive housing.
This report by the Unlock the Box campaign, based on research and analysis by Solitary Watch and presented by The Raben Group, details a reported 500% increase in the use of solitary confinement in U.S. correctional facilities during the COVID-19
This Law360 article presents reasons corrections agencies should not use restrictive housing as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak in prisons and jails, and recommendations for alternative response strategies.
This National Commission of Correctional Health Care resource page features webinars and presentations on managing the coronavirus outbreak in correctional settings.
This guidance provides an updated set of recommendations for COVID-19 response in prisons and jails from Amend and UC Berkeley.
This guidance document from Amend outlines the fundamental differences between “solitary confinement,” “quarantine,” and “medical isolation” and provides steps correctional agencies can take to ensure people separated for medical purposes do not live in punitive conditions.
This statement from the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture outlines measures to be taken by all correctional agencies to promote human dignity during the COVID-19 outbreak.
This briefing note assesses the state of COVID-19 outbreaks and prevention measures in prisons and the broader impacts of responses to governments on people in criminal justice systems.
This document provides guidance from the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, an international human rights protection body.
This Falcon Inc. webinar provides a summary of the epidemiology of COVID-19 and steps corrections agencies can take to prioritize the well-being of staff and incarcerated people during the coronavirus pandemic.
This MASS Design report provides design strategies for ways to make carceral environments healthier during and after the coronavirus pandemic.