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A rapid review of early guidance to prevent and control COVID-19 in custodial settings

Pearce, L. A., Vaisey, A., Keen, C., Calais-Ferreira, L., Foulds, J. A., Young, J. T., Southalan, L., Borschmann, R., Gray, R., Stürup-Toft, S., Kinner, S. A. 

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Peer Review Study

Organizational Change/ Development
Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This is a rapid review of peer-reviewed and grey literature summarizing guidance for the prevention and control of COVID-19 in custodial settings in the first six months of 2020. The review summarizes global recommendations across 19 domains including: preparedness; physical environments; case identification, screening, and management; communication; external access and visitation; psychological and emotional support; recreation, legal, and health service adaptation; decarceration; release and community reintegration; workforce logistics; surveillance and information sharing; independent monitoring; compensatory measures; lifting control measures; evaluation; and key populations/ settings. The authors also identify a few conflicting recommendations.

Resource Details

Outcomes of Interest

Capacity Building, Improve Organizational Infrastructure

Priority Population(s)

People Who Are Incarcerated

Setting(s) of Implementation

Correctional Facility

Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period