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Health departments taking action on incarceration: A framework for advancing health instead of punishment during COVID-19

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This report by Human Impact Partners discusses how inattention to carceral facilities has led to increased COVID-19 cases in prisons.

The authors offer eight recommendations for mitigation and prevention to address the dangers of imprisonment during the pandemic, including the following:

  • Improved prison conditions
  • Decarceration (releasing inmates and offering community supports to help them thrive)
  • Better healthcare access
  • Vaccine prioritization
  • Equitable testing requirements
  • Limiting transportation of prisoners

 

Reference

Human Impact Partnership. (2021). Health departments taking action on incarceration: A framework for advancing health instead of punishment during COVID-19. https://humanimpact.org/hipprojects/decarceration-framework/

Tags: COVID-19, Infectious disease, Racism/racialization, Report / Document

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