Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Overcrowding, old buildings fueled COVID surge in California prisons

Overcrowding, sometimes in antiquated buildings, compounded by rapidly changing conditions and the need for complex coordination, helped to drive a dramatic surge in COVID-19 in California's prisons, according to a new report ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health care for detainees failing worldwide

A substantial majority of prisoners around the world experience psychological problems, yet authorities do little to address this issue. A new volume(verwijst naar een andere website) edited by Piet Hein van Kempen and Maartje ...

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracking COVID-19 behind bars

Physical distancing to avoid coronavirus exposure is almost impossible in most prisons and detention facilities, which has led to massive COVID-19 outbreaks among incarcerated people and prison staff in New York, Ohio, and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking

The U.S. warned of many more coronavirus deaths in the days ahead as the global pandemic muted traditional observances from family grave-cleaning ceremonies in China to Palm Sunday for many Christians.

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