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Kinner, Stuart A and Young, Jesse T and Snow, Kathryn and Southalan, Louise and Lopez-Acuña, Daniel and Ferreira-Borges, Carina and O'Moore, Éamonn . (2020) Prisons and custodial settings are part of a comprehensive response to COVID-19. Oxford. The Lancet Public Health, Early online DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30058-X

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Prisons are epicentres for infectious diseases because of the higher background prevalence of infection, the higher levels of risk factors for infection, the unavoidable close contact in often overcrowded, poorly ventilated, and unsanitary facilities, and the poor access to health-care services relative to that in community settings. Infections can be transmitted between prisoners, staff and visitors, between prisons through transfers and staff cross-deployment, and to and from the community. As such, prisons and other custodial settings are an integral part of the public health response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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[See also, the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) statement of principles relating to the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:20 March 2020
Publisher:Oxford
Volume:Early online
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Viral disease
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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