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

Ethical Use of Medical Isolation During COVID-19

Amend’s COVID-19 Management Resources

Policy recommendations and rationale

Requesting Compassionate Release During COVID-19
Medical Isolation vs. Solitary Confinement

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

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