Covid Index

 

Conditions in prisons are an ideal breeding ground for infection at the best of times. In a pandemic situation there is a need to act, and act fast. Continuing the current complacency that amounts to criminal negligence is a recipe for disaster.  

Legislation has been passed in various jurisdictions to deal with the pandemic and the Government’s own expert advice outlines the measures that must be taken immediately. Governments have been negligent in not following their own expert advice.

Families of prisoners are contacting Justice Action with horror stories of their loved ones not being able to receive appropriate care.

Unless attitudes change, avoidable deaths will become inevitable.

Resources

Facebook Page: COVID-19 Prison Watch
World Prison Health Network WEPHREN
World Prison Brief Resource page
Health & Human Rights Journal