Amend at UCSF brings a public health approach to transform correctional culture into one of dignity and humanity for staff and residents. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our team of medical, public health, and prison reform experts has leveraged our collective expertise to provide actionable steps for shaping COVID-19 policy, procedure and practice inside correctional facilities.
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COVID in California Prisons Program
Our COVID in California Prisons Program 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.
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
- Health and Justice: A Call to Protect Patients, Correctional Staff, and Healthcare Professionals in Jails and Prisons during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- American Journal of Public Health: ‘Prisons: Amplifiers of the COVID-19 Pandemic Hiding in Plain Sight‘
- JPHMP Direct: ‘COVID-19 Amidst Carceral Contexts: The Overton Window of Political Possibility and Policy Change‘
- Health Affairs: ‘Correctional Facilities in the Shadow of COVID-19: Unique Challenges and Proposed Solutions‘
- Health Affairs: ‘Protecting Decarcerated Populations in the Era of COVID-19: Priorities for Emergency Discharge Planning‘
- The Justice Collaborative Institute ‘No Excuses: Governors Must Pursue Decarceration Along with Investments in Re-Entry Services‘