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Fighting covid-19 outbreaks in prisons

Yang, H. and Thompson, J. R. (2020) Fighting covid-19 outbreaks in prisons. BMJ. (3698, 241)

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1136/bmj.m1362

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Improving prison health services is critical for fighting epidemics such as covid-19. Prisoners are at much higher risk of infectious diseases than communities outside. Eruption of covid-19 in prisons emphasises the need to improve prison healthcare. Health education for inmates and prison staff must be intensified, and better treatment and prevention measures require increased funding. More non-custodial sentences would decongest prisons, reducing the potential for the outbreaks. Links between prison and national health services should be strengthened.

Item Type:Other
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
ID Code:89884
Publisher:BMJ

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