Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Crowding in prisons increases inmates' risk for COVID-19 infections

Crowding in prisons dramatically increases the risk for COVID-19 infections among inmates, according to a new study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The authors of the study, published in JAMA Internal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some prisons highly successful in vaccinating inmates

Some prison systems in the United States have been able to vaccinate high numbers of inmates against COVID-19, and that success could point to ways to convince skeptical people in the general public to get vaccinated.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC study suggests inmates should have been tested in mass

Correctional facilities that resisted mass coronavirus testing for inmates erred in their decision to only test inmates with symptoms, leading to large initial undercounts, a recent study by the Center for Disease Control ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nearly half of inmates at Arizona prison test positive for virus

More than 500 inmates—nearly half the population—of a prison in the US state of Arizona have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said, while at a California prison the virus death toll hit 22.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can nature videos help improve prisoner behavior?

Researchers have identified a simple intervention that may help reduce levels of violence in maximum security prisons. Inmates who viewed nature videos showed reduced levels of aggression and were less likely to be disciplined ...

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