COVID-19 in Your Correctional Facility: Answers, Advice and Actions

[Please refer to the CDC for up-to-date information regarding the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. We are currently determining what revisions our AMEND materials may need.]

AMEND has partnered with several organizations to create Information for Residents of Correctional Facilities: Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine. Please feel free to download this medical guidance about the vaccine and share widely with your networks. We also have an FAQ specifically made for correctional staff. If you have any questions about these resources or suggestions for how to distribute the information to those who are incarcerated, corrections officers, their loved ones, or others who may benefit from this guidance, you may contact us here.

For our full Vaccine FAQ download the sharable PDF and social media graphics by clicking on the download buttons below.


Highlighted Resources

Minimize COVID-19 Transmission: Release, Cohort, Test
Requesting Compassionate Release during COVID-19
Understand the Difference: Solitary Confinement vs. Medical Isolation

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Specialized Guidance


We are here for you! Click below for resources designed for each member of the correctional community. Please share your requests and needs with us via email.


CalPROTECT aims to document and assess capacity in California state prisons to respond to COVID-19, and provide recommendations that prioritize the dignity, health, and wellbeing of currently incarcerated people, staff, and surrounding communities.  Click here to find out more about the team, and the work they are doing.


Amend Webinars


COVID-19 and Youth Detention Settings

Ethical Use of Medical Isolation to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission

CA Senate Testimony

Geriatrics Grand Rounds Presentation


Amend Publications about COVID