Covid-19: Answers, advice and actions for CORRECTIONAL and Policy Leaders


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 clear and actionable steps for shaping COVID-19 policy, procedure and practice inside correctional facilities.


What’s New

Limiting COVID-19: Release, Cohort, Test




COVID-19 For Youth in Detention




Ethical Use of Medical Isolation During COVID-19


Amend’s COVID-19 Management Resources

Policy recommendations and rationale

COVID Policy Checklist

 

Requesting Compassionate Release During COVID-19
Medical Isolation vs. Solitary Confinement
COVID-19 in Correctional Settings: Challenges and Solutions
Public Health-Focused Decarceration Guidelines

Educational resources for staff and residents

Understanding COVID-19: Training for Correctional Officers
Example Clinical Guidelines for Medical Staff
Advance Care Planning for Incarcerated People

Additional Resources

The Appeal: Pandemic Exposes Shared Fate of Jailer and Jailed

SciLine Podcast: COVID-19 Health Disparities and Vulnerable Populations

The Appeal: “We Must Immediately Release People From Jails and Prisons”

 
GeriPal Podcast: COVID-19 in Prisons with Brie Williams, Adnan Khan, & Eric Maserati-E Abercrombie
 
 
 

Helpful Links

COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention

 


Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Interested in additional information? Click below for Amend guidance specifically for Correctional and Policy Leaders, Healthcare Professionals or Residents.