International news and guidance on COVID-19 and prisons - 1 December onwards

01 Dec 2020

We are compiling a list of news articles, guidance and other resources from around the world on COVID-19 and prisons. This will be updated regularly.

International resources

WEPHREN are collating guidance and other resources on managing COVID-19 in prisons and places of detention from various countries and organisations which can be found here.

The ICPA has a resource page here 

Prison Insider is collating information on the measures being taken in different countries here

COVID-19 Behind Bars is an independent journalism project tracking jails, prisons, detention centers, and other facilities of incarceration impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Link here

The European Prison Observatory has a webpage on COVID-19: What is happening in European Prisons? which can be found here

The Association for the Prevention of Torture has developed a Covid-19 And Persons Deprived Of Liberty Information Hub available here

Europris have a dedicated COVID-19 page here

The Amend Team is developing real-time strategies and guidance for correctional facilities grappling with the life threatening challenges of COVID-19 here

The Fair Trials Covid-19 Justice Project can be found here

Information on measures being taken by different countries in dealing with the pandemic in prisons can be found here

Justice Project Pakistan has produced a live global map which is tracking reported cases of prisoners testing positive and dying of the virus across the world. You can view the map here

The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody has a Coronavirus Information Hub which can be accessed here

A special open access issue of the Victims and Offenders journal has been published focussing on the impact of the pandemic in prisons in a number of countries. The journal can be accessed here

The Council of Europe has published a report on "Prisons and Prisoners in Europe in Pandemic Times: An evaluation of the medium-term impact of the COVID-19 on prison populations" which is available here

Policy statements and guidance

The WHO has issued guidance on Preventing COVID-19 outbreak in prisons which can be found here

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture has issued a statement of principles relating to the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic which can be found here

Penal Reform International have produced a briefing note on Coronavirus: Healthcare and human rights of people in prison here

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights has issued a statement here

UNODC has published a position paper on Position Paper on COVID-19 preparedness and responses in prisons here

On 23 March the Regional Penitentiary Academy for Latin America organised a virtual conference of senior prison administrators in the region to discuss the issue of Covid 19 and to learn from each other about initiatives to manage the situation in prisons. Professor Andrew Coyle was invited to set the scene for the conference and a copy of his statement is available here

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative has published a report on COVID - 19 and Prisons in the Commonwealth: Ensuring An Effective Response here

Children in detention are at heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 and should be released: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore here

Physicians for Human Rights Israel has pubished a report on Health Remanded to Custody: The Future of the Prison Health Care System in Israel which can be found here


News articles from 13 March - 30 November 2020 can be found here 


News 16 April


Zimbabwe - Amnesty granted for female prisoners


Canada - More than 150 COVID-19 cases at Regina jail, 5 inmates in hospital: SGEU

U.S. has no plans to order inmates released in pandemic back to prison-official


India - Maharashtra: As cases among inmates rise, prison dept ramps up testing, plans to restart temporary jails

India - Vaccination of jail inmates hits technical hurdle

India - Karnataka High Court Seeks State Response On Prison Conditions

Philippines - Group slams ‘conflicting’ statements on PDLs inclusion in COVID-19 vaccinations


England and Wales - Call to give every prisoner access to digital learning

England and Wales - Covid-19 outbreak at Stocken Prison declared over by Public Health England

Ireland - Withdrawal of goodwill by prison officers over vaccine

Luxembourg - Schrassig Prison Under Partial Lockdown

News 15 April


Behind the wall: Africa’s prison health crisis [podcast]


Covid is ravaging American jails and prisons – and inmates are rightly rising up

US (California) - Will COVID-19 vaccinations mean more prison overcrowding deaths?

US (Virginia) - Video visits for prison inmates, families up more than forty-fold in past year


India - Overcrowded Delhi Prisons Witness Massive Spike in COVID-19 Cases

India - Maharashtra has 284 prisoners and jail employees corona positive, 15 people killed

Iranian Government Responsible to Protect Prisoners against Fourth Wave of COVID


Belgium - La visio, une pointe d’humanité dans les prisons confinées

England and Wales - HMP Full Sutton ‘safe’ despite Covid pressures, say independent monitors

France - Covid-19 : important cluster à la prison d'Orléans-Saran


Australia’s mega prison raises fears for prisoner and rural health

News 14 April


Zimbabwe: President Okays Amnesty Request


US - Illinois ranks in top ten for COVID-19 cases, deaths in prisons

US (Illinois) - COVID Shut Down Most Prison Education Programs. Here's How Incarcerated Students Have Kept Learning

US (Connecticut) - CT's prison population shrunk during the pandemic. Will it last?

US - As vaccines trickle into Alabama prisons, COVID-19 deaths continue


India - State prisons step up efforts to tackle second wave of COVID-19 in Assam

Philippines - CHR bats for inclusion of prisoners in COVID-19 vaccine priority list  


England and Wales - Three days of strikes announced for prison education staff across England

News 13 April


Uganda - Byabasaija blames prison crowding on DPP, Judiciary


US - Illinois prisons resume in-person visits for inmates

US - California prisons resume in-person visits with some changes

US - Nevada newspaper tallies at least 55 inmate COVID-19 deaths

US - Lawsuit reveals deadly conditions for Washington D.C. jail inmates during the pandemic


Bangladesh - Under-trial prisoners need not attend court

India - Covid-19: Tihar jail on high alert, 52 inmates test Covid+Ve

Philippines - DOJ proposes inmates’ inoculation


Belgium - Craintes à la prison de Jamioulx: 40 cas de Covid et les agents ne sont ni testés ni placés en quarantaine

France - Charente-Maritime : un nouveau cluster de Covid-19 à la prison de Saint-Martin-de-Ré

Ireland - Prison schools to reopen next week

Turkey continues building new prisons to jail even more people

News 10-12 April


Plastic Sheets, Pencil Crayons, Cheese Strings: Inside One Canadian Prison’s Chaotic Effort to Stop a COVID-19 Outbreak

Incarcerated and Infected: How the Virus Tore Through the U.S. Prison System

Covid-19: Infections Among U.S. Prisoners Have Been Triple Those of Other Americans

Thousands of low-level U.S. inmates released in pandemic could be headed back to prison

US - Just 7% of Wisconsin prisoners have received COVID-19 vaccine, despite outcry over inmates being prioritized


Bahraini authorities flouting prisoners’ rights to health amid rise in COVID-19 cases at Jaw prison

Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid cases

India - Rising virus cases pose fresh trial for prisons


Families and children 'hardest hit' as prison visits in Northern Ireland were limited to 93 days in 2020

Portugal - Prison population falling


Papua New Guinea - Suspect Cases in Jails Rise

News 9 April


Kenya - Improved prisoners to complete long sentences at home

Réunion - Covid-19 en prison : une trentaine de détenus vaccinés à ce jour


US - 40% of incarcerated people have chronic conditions — how good is the healthcare they get behind bars?

US (California) - COVID-19 Outbreak at Donovan Prison in Otay Mesa Left 18 Dead Over 5 Weeks

US - Florida plans to vaccinate more than 30,000 inmates


India - No Covid-19 infected inmates be kept inside: Odisha to prison authorities

Iran - 35 inmates in critical conditions in Karaj Central Prison from COVID-19 contamination

Malaysia - Prisons Dept creates 13 satellite prisons to ease congestion

Malaysia - Torn between compassion and safety on prison visits

Sri Lanka - Divulapitiya, Peliyagoda and Prison Covid-19 clusters -total cases today- 309


England and Wales - Covid outbreak reported at maximum security prison Long Lartin in Worcestershire

Italy - 46 Rebibbia inmates indicted for COVID riot

Conditions in Ankara’s Sincan Prison inhumane, says Turkish Parliament sub-committee

News 8 April

World Executions for Drug Charges Fell Sharply Amid COVID. It’s Likely Temporary.


Uganda - European Ambassador urges authorities pardon prisoners


US - Georgia, Mississippi Prisons Offer Inmates Cookies, Commissary Credit as COVID Vaccine Incentive

US - Judge orders Alaska Corrections Dept. to allow attorneys in-person visits with incarcerated clients regardless of vaccine status

US (Vermont) - Corrections chief ‘not happy’ with number of inmates declining Covid-19 vaccinations

US (Rhode Island) - Prison inmates to receive in-person visits after more than a year

US - Hawai‘i’s Top Court in Favor of Ending Emergency COVID Orders Related to Release of Certain Inmates


India - 19 Tihar prisoners hospitalised after testing Covid positive, jail on high alert

Pakistan - Vaccination of prisoners of 50 years and above starts in Sindh’s 22 jails


England and Wales - From lack of showers to isolation, women have faced distressing prison conditions during Covid

News 7 April


US - N.Y. prison visitation to resume

US - Florida Prisons Increase Inmate Intakes From County Jails As COVID-19 Restrictions Relax


COVID Outbreak in Prison Sparks New Protests in Bahrain

India - Amid COVID surge, Rajasthan prisoners refrained from meeting kin till April 19

Malaysia - Prison visits now allowed through bookings, strict Covid-19 SOPs, says Prisons Dept

Philippines - BuCor facility in Zamboanga under 1-month lockdown amid COVID spike


"It's made the prisoners kinder to each other": How Jersey's prison has stayed Covid-free

Scotland - Prisoners on remand pleading guilty to avoid Covid custody

News 2 – 6 April


'Public health crisis': Canada's prison conditions during pandemic being investigated

US - As States Expand Vaccine Eligibility, Many People in Prison Still Wait for Shots

US - Unless Biden Acts, Thousands Could Go Back to Federal Prison

Studies detail large COVID outbreaks at US prisons, jails

US - Judge allows lawsuit over Minnesota prison vaccinations to proceed

US (Missouri) - Inmates riot in American prison and shout ‘we want court dates’  

US - Colorado prisons department approves $500 bonuses for vaccinated workers; active cases drop


Bahrain to release 126 prisoners amid protests over virus fears

India - Family meetings cancelled at Delhi’s three prisons in view of Covid-19 spread

Pakistan - COVID-19: Sindh govt to vaccinate prisoners above age 50 from April 7

Thailand - Prison visits halted nationwide after COVID cluster found


The EU's under-reported pre-trial detention problem

England and Wales - Prison Service launches review of post-Covid regimes

England and Wales - Bingo, prison telly and no time for fighting - how Covid-19 has transformed life for prisoners in Forest Bank

Scottish courts face crisis after number of people on remand in prison rises

News 1 April


US - Expanding Home Confinement During COVID-19

US - Colorado is offering prison staff $500 to get COVID-19 vaccines in effort to boost low inoculation rates

US - Kentucky’s Prison Coronavirus Defense Is Failing

US - Alabama begins vaccinating prisoners with surplus from rural clinics


Philippines - Overcrowding and harsh conditions led to COVID-19 spread among inmates

Philippines - BuCor urged to allow delivery of food, medicine to inmates in jail facilities


England and Wales - Prison lockdown has damaged inmates’ mental health, says report

England and Wales - Ministry of Justice facing legal action over prisons

England and Wales - Chelmsford prisoners allowed visits for just 100 days throughout 2020 due to COVID-19

Ireland - Covid-19 infection rate at prisons Portlaoise and other Irish jails revealed in advice to NPHET


Australia - Podcast series gives NSW prison officers a voice on life working in state's jails

News 31 March


Zimbabwe – 13 Prisoners Test Positive


Virus Outbreak In Chile Prison; Pinera On Jab Deal

US - Expert: 3 things could ease COVID-19 spread in prisons

US (Michigan) - How public health and prisons are intertwined

US - Lawsuit demands immediate COVID-19 vaccinations for people incarcerated at Washington prisons

US (New York) - NY prisons to resume visitation in late April


India - Punjab: 44 inmates of women prison in Patiala test positive for COVID-19

India - Jail dept frees 1,349 prisoners


England and Wales - Covid outbreak at Dartmoor prison sees staff still recovering three months on

Ireland - 1,206 Prisoners Waiting For Psychology Services

Call for action after Scotland's Covid prisoner death toll revealed

News 30 March


Bermuda - Westgate inmates hit with Covid-19 infections

Trinidad & Tobago - Concerns raised after prisoner tests positive for COVID-19

US - Most States Fail to Track Critical COVID-19 Data for Prisons, Jails and Juvenile Facilities

US - Youth Justice System Worsened During Pandemic: Report

US - New York Must Offer Vaccine to All Prisoners Immediately, Judge Rules

US - Judge orders Oregon prison to stop foot-dragging on mask mandates; doctor ‘at war’ with staff over COVID-19 misinformation

US - Missouri Department of Corrections to restart visitation based on COVID-19 vaccinations


Cambodia - Prison department appeals for online hearings amid overcrowding

Thailand - Corrections Department drawing standard procedures


England and Wales - Coronavirus: Prisoners' children 'forgotten' during pandemic

England and Wales - Government expert warns of “long tail” to Covid in jails

England and Wales - Lewes Prison’s low Covid rate comes at ‘huge price’ for prisoners and families, charity says


Australia - Prisoner quarantine based on ‘alarming absence’ of health advice

News 27-29 March


Cameroon Prisoners Blame Overcrowding, Poor Hygiene for COVID Spread

South Africa - Lockdown: More than 100 Covid-19 parolees rearrested for 'committing violent crimes'

Tunisia – Covid 19: Un programme de vaccination des détenus sera mis en place


Canada - Alberta prisoner populations rise after 'unprecedented' drop during COVID's early months

St Vincent & the Grenadines - Prison visits to resume

US - COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Been Hard On Youth Locked Up

US - West Virginia Excels In Vaccine Rollout, But Still Overlooks Prison and Jail Inmates

US - Appeals Court Panel Rejects Texas Inmates’ COVID-19 Lawsuit


India - 4,204 prisoners released on bail, 41 on parole after COVID outbreak in J&K: DG Prisons

India - Over 2,000 jail inmates in Haryana get parole extension

Lebanon jails facing ‘hungry revolution’


England and Wales - Hundreds of Ranby Prison inmates contract virus since start of pandemic

England and Wales - Coronavirus outbreak at Wayland prison

England and Wales - Home Office data shows almost 200 Covid cases reported at Chelmsford prison since last March

France - Argentan. Sept nouveaux cas de Covid-19 à la prison en une semaine


Australia - Further restrictions at Queensland Corrective Services facilities

Tonga prison head optimistic of resolution to overcrowding

News 26 March


Morocco - Covid-19 en prison: 77% des détenus prioritaires vaccinés


Canada - Correctional service response to COVID-19 violates rights of incarcerated persons, lawsuit alleges

U.S. prisons start to resume allowing visits to inmates, with added virus precautions.

US - Inmate Distrust Of Prison Healthcare Fuels Distrust Of Covid Vaccines

US - Hundreds of Texas prisoners are getting vaccinated — months after many became eligible

US - COVID in custody — one year into the failed pandemic response in Michigan’s prisons


Bahrain: Covid cases in prison under control


Russian Justice Ministry drafts order on telephone talks of female prisoners with children


Australia - Goulburn prison officers strike over 'nonchalant attitude' to safety

News 25 March


Togo-Interview/Idrissou Akibou : « La prison de Tsévié a été transformée en prison-hôpital »


US - Oregon’s Prison Guards Called COVID-19 the “Plandemic” and Spread Vaccine Myths to Inmates, Lawyers Say

US - Wisconsin prisoner population dropped in 2020 amid pandemic

US - In About-Face, Missouri Places Prison Inmates In Final COVID-19 Vaccination Group

US - Denied Vaccines, People Incarcerated in Alabama Prisons Are Dying of Covid

US - Vaccines key to resuming Pennsylvania prison reforms, secretary tells lawmakers


Ireland's prisons are now 'Covid-free' after 100 cases recorded during pandemic

Luxembourg - Association of Prison Officers criticises decision to only prioritise prisoners

Covid: Scottish prison chiefs ‘pilot’ mass testing for staff but not inmates

News 24 March


Gambia - Ministry Of Interior To Launch Prisons Rapid Assessment

Kenya - Covid-19: Prisons boss launches vaccination of 28,000 officers

Uganda prisons staff get COVID-19 vaccine jabs


Canada - Doctors and activists get together to denounce conditions in prisons

US - Fighting COVID Behind Bars

US - California Prisons Restarting Visitations 1 Year Into Pandemic

US - Alaska prisons remain closed to visitors as mistrust undermines vaccination effort

US - About 1,000 Illinois prisoners to be released under COVID-19 lawsuit settlement


Britain sleepwalking into reoffending crisis

England and Wales - Deaths in custody at HMP Durham rise during Covid pandemic while assaults fall, report reveals

England and Wales - Prisoners at Nottinghamshire prison help make PPE for NHS staff

Malta - Methadone use in prison has almost halved in one year

News 23 March


Botswana - Three Inmates Die From Covid-19

Ghana - Decongest prisons to curb COVID-19 - Joe Ghartey


Prison officers in Antigua and Barbuda protest over concerns made worse by COVID-19

Canada - Advocates critique rising jail figures in some provinces after initial COVID-19 fall

US - Inmates On Hunger Strike Protesting Arizona Prison Conditions

US - The Unending Covid-19 Disaster In Maryland Prisons

US - More Ohio prisons reopening for in-person visits as coronavirus infection rates drop

US - 63rd Alabama inmate dies after positive COVID test, still no vaccinations


Cambodia - Coronavirus increases crime causing packed prisons


Overcrowding in Belgian prisons leaves 148 inmates sleeping on the floor

England and Wales - Hull prison's turbulent year of being locked up in lockdown

News 20-22 March


Canada - ‘Folks are dying’: Community rallies for depopulation of Ontario jails after COVID-19 outbreaks

US - How COVID Has Affected Policing And Incarceration

US - A Year Into The Pandemic, Illinois Prisons Still Have No Plan For In-Person Visits

US (Hawaii) - Questions Raised Over COVID Outbreak At Maui Jail

US (Hawaii) - Swelling inmate populations prompt new fears about COVID outbreaks


India - Soft target: prisoners and pandemic

India - Delhi Prisons steps up efforts to tackle COVID-19 as inmates return

Pakistan - Fourteen inmates of Lahore jail test Covid positive

Philippines - A public health issue behind bars


Albania – St Kolli prison, Over 20 Inmates Affected by Covid-19

England and Wales - A view from inside Gartree prison: How prisoners and staff near Harborough have dealt with Covid

Irish prison inspections cancelled for rest of the year

Luxembourg - First reported coronavirus case at Schrassig Prison, all other tests negative

Scotland - Continued prison lockdowns are ‘de facto solitary confinement’


Australia - ACT prison staff to receive extra training to defuse explosive situations

News 19 March


Cameroon - Coronavirus : flambée de la maladie à la prison principale de Nkongsamba


Bahamas - Prison officers demonstrate for 4 hours, demanding “give us our due”

Jamaica - St Catherine prison inmate dies from COVID-19

Mexico - Inoculating prison inmates against Covid sparks debate in Quintana Roo

US - Less Than Half of Federal Bureau of Prisons Staff Have Accepted COVID Vaccines From the Agency

US - Family of man who died from Covid while incarcerated sues California prison system

US - Utah State Prison announces five more deaths tied to COVID-19

US - 'It takes a toll on your heart': Prison visitations resume for South Dakota inmates after a year of separation

US (Florida) - Gov. DeSantis defends omission of inmates in vaccine rollout


India - Uttar Pradesh: Over 1.16 lakh jail inmates to get COVID-19 vaccines on priority

Malaysia - Cabinet approves measures to overcome prison overcrowding


England and Wales - Covid: Prison outbreaks thought to skew stats

Strike ballot to open at prisons across England and Wales

France - Covid-19. La contagion s'étend à la prison d'Argentan

Ireland - Covid-19 has ‘compounded’ mental health issues for prisoners – charity

Isle of Man - Two prison officers test positive for virus

News 18 March

COVID-19: Prisoners 'forgotten victims' of the pandemic - New Report


Constitutional challenge argues Parole Board of Canada is systematically violating prisoners’ right to timely post-suspension hearings

Inmates in Uruguay’s toughest prison volunteer for Covid-19 shot

US - Prisoners Keep Dying of COVID While ‘Compassionate Releases’ Stall in Court

US - Covid Outbreaks Devastated Prisons, but State Inmates’ Access to the Vaccine Varies Widely

US - MDOC and Maine CDC investigating COVID-19 outbreak at Maine State Prison

US Virgin Islands - V.I. Inmates Getting Vaccinated Against COVID


Malaysia - Covid-19: Over 11% of cases on Thursday (March 18) linked to prison, detention clusters

Nepal among countries that failed to provide fair treatment to prisoners during pandemic, Amnesty International says


Belgium - Over one in five inmates in Hasselt prison has coronavirus

Belgium - Coronavirus: l'Observatoire des prisons dénonce une situation "cauchemardesque" à Saint-Gilles

Third of remand prisoners in England being held beyond legal time limit for trials

England and Wales - Leeds council boss blames city's rising Covid rates on outbreaks in prisons

News 17 March


South Africa - Covid-19: Outbreaks at Western Cape school, prison reignite third wave fears

COVID-19: Zimbabwe grants pardons to ease crowded jails


Canada - Toronto South jail faces outbreak of 70 COVID-19 cases, more than half linked to variant of concern

US - The Struggle to Vaccinate People in Jails and Prisons

US (Pennsylvania) - Two Pa. prisons have vaccinated more than 70% of inmates. An incentive program may be the difference

US - Inmate lawsuits blame California for prison COVID spread

US - Oklahoma prisons reopen to visitors as vaccine access grows

US - Alaska Department of Corrections loosens pandemic visitation policy, allowing lawyers to meet with vaccinated inmates


England and Wales - Covid death rate in prisons three times higher than outside

England and Wales - Prisoners and jail staff should get Covid vaccine priority, report states

England and Wales - Thousands of children have not seen parents for a year: Hidden impact of COVID on prisoners' families

England and Wales - Scale of Covid outbreaks in Norfolk prisons far bigger than reported

France - COVID : Dans Les Prisons Françaises, Des Clusters De Contamination Apparaissent

News 16 March


US (California) - What It’s Like To Be Trapped In A Women’s Prison During A Pandemic

US - Florida prison staff, inmates wait on word for vaccine eligibility

US - Wisconsin Inmates Say Prisons Didn't Protect Them From COVID-19 As Infection Rates Skyrocketed

US - Delaware bill would cut jail time during health crisis


England and Wales - More than half of prisoners at under-staffed Long Lartin live in cells with no sink, toilet or running water, inspectors find

England and Wales - HMP Lowdham Grange's coronavirus outbreak in September was 'one of the biggest' in a prison at that time, according to HM Inspectorate of Prisons report

France - Covid-19 : les conditions de vie dans les prisons se dégradent

Turkish prison conditions worsen amid pandemic

News 13 – 15 March


Antigua - Work to complete isolation quarters continues amid Covid outbreak at prison

US prison guards refusing vaccine despite COVID-19 outbreaks

US - Covid Is Hitting Correctional Officers. Prisoners Are Paying the Price | Opinion

US - In-person prison visits to resume in Michigan, but through plexiglass shields

US (Iowa) - Expanded COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Won't Apply To State Prisons, DOC Says

US - North Dakota prison system reopens for in-person visitation

US - Kansas prisons report 16th COVID death

US (South Carolina) - Virtual visits to roll out in SC prisons after a year of no in-person visits


India - A Crisis in the Making: From De-congestion to Re-Congestion in Prisons

Sri Lanka - Twenty-seven more COVID-19 cases reported from prisons


Europe’s prisoners left in limbo on coronavirus vaccinations

England and Wales - One in five prisoners will refuse jab, survey finds

England and Wales - HMP Hull coronavirus outbreak infects '119 prisoners and staff'

France - Covid-19 : un cluster s'est déclaré à la prison de Muret

France - Des détenus positifs au Covid-19 à la prison d'Argentan

News 12 March


Canada - Red Cross called in to assist COVID-19 outbreak at Drumheller prison

US (California) - ACLU files lawsuit seeking release or vaccination of more San Diego County inmates after latest Covid-19 outbreak

US - DOC reinstates visitation at Louisiana’s state-run prisons

US (Vermont) - Newport prison outbreak continues; 127 active cases

US - Response To COVID-19 In Michigan Prisons Is Cruel And Unusual Punishment, Say Advocates

US - Oregon’s prisons have offered a vaccine to every inmate in custody


Belgium - Coronavirus: grève émotionnelle à la prison de Saint-Gilles

England and Wales - Prison officers to be given early access to spare vaccines

England and Wales - Prison staff boosting mental wellbeing and rehabilitation during pandemic  

England and Wales - Crime expert issues warning after prisoners 'forgotten' during pandemic

England and Wales - Second Covid outbreak confirmed at Hull Prison

Guernsey - Prison restarts visits as part of stage two

Italy jail population down 12% in last yr - Antigone

News 11 March


COVID-19: Morocco Launches Vaccination Campaign in Prison Near Rabat


Canada - Prisoners refuse meals amid COVID-19 outbreak at Hamilton jail, 72 people infected

US - U.S. jail population plunged as COVID-19 spread, Justice Department says

US (New York) - ‘A Ticking Time Bomb’: City Jails Are Crowded Again, Stoking Covid Fears

US - As COVID-19 spreads fast in Florida prisons, no vaccines have been given to its inmates

US - Coronavirus Plummets In Massachusetts Prisons And Jails, But Experts Urge Caution

US - Oklahoma: People who are incarcerated not yet eligible for COVID vaccine


India - Prisons and the pandemic


England and Wales - Two die after Covid outbreak at HMP Erlestoke

England and Wales - Covid: Derbyshire Dales spike 'linked to outbreak at HMP Sudbury'

Scotland - Covid: Outbreak of virus at Porterfield Prison in Inverness

News 10 March

Impact of COVID-19 ‘heavily felt’ by prisoners globally: UN expert


Rwanda - Inmates grateful as Covid-19 vaccination exercise is taken to prisons

South Africa - Prison visits allowed again under lockdown Level 1. Here are the rules


Canada - Legal groups object to isolation order for freed prisoners in Thunder Bay

US - Unseen and Unheard: Art and Writing from Inside Prison Walls during COVID-19

US - Texas lifts yearlong ban on prison visitation beginning March 15

US - 1 in 4 California prison employees got COVID-19. Inmates have herd immunity at 7 sites

US - South Dakota correctional staff, inmates offered COVID-19 vaccine — but the state won't say how many are taking it

US - North Carolina is releasing thousands of prisoners early. It’s the sensible thing to do.

US (Massachusetts) - 'I Don’t Want To Die In Here': One Woman's Experience With COVID While Incarcerated


England and Wales - ‘Unacceptable failure’ at youth jail, minister says

England and Wales - South Cave coronavirus cases plummet after prison curbs Covid outbreak

News 9 March

COVID-19 pandemic exposes how little we know about prison conditions globally


Burundi's president grants amnesty to 5,000 prisoners


Canada - An inside look at how the pandemic is being managed at Grand Valley Institution

US - White youths released far faster than Black youths during COVID-19 pandemic, new study finds

US (New York) – Report Finds Three Rikers Detainees Who Died of COVID-19 Were Held in Packed Dorms

US - California prisons order employees to wear masks in pandemic

US - Delaware prisons resuming in-person visits, but virtual sessions remain popular option


Inmates in Bahrain prison given COVID-19 jabs


England and Wales - Covid-19 outbreak reported at Whatton prison near Grantham

England and Wales - Covid cases at Sudbury prison leads to measures

England and Wales - Governor of HMP Liverpool sends letter to family of every inmate over mass testing

France - Covid-19 : "Il devient impossible d'appliquer les mesures minimales de prévention", alerte la contrôleuse générale des prisons

Ireland - Prisoners to be vaccinated as one cohort in group 9 of rollout

News 6-8 March


Ghana - Prisons Officers, VRA Staff Vaccinate Against COVID-19


Canada - 'They're still human beings': Drumheller prison lockdown causing mental health crisis, inmates' families say

Canada - One month after major COVID-19 outbreak, workers call for prison inmates to get vaccine

Canada’s prison inmates receiving substandard health care, lawsuit alleges

Experts say mass incarceration crippled U.S. response to COVID-19

US - Tennessee panel: Vaccinating inmates a 'PR nightmare,' despite high-risk status

US - Three cases of South African coronavirus variant found in Colorado prison

US - Delaware inmates will soon be allowed to have in-person visitors

US (New York) - How the City Failed Three Men Who Died of COVID-19 in Jail: Watchdog

US (Hawaii) - Growing COVID-19 Outbreak At Maui Jail Has Inmates, Families Worried


India - ‘85% staff of Delhi prisons received Covid vaccine shots’

India - Jail inmates to get vax soon, says official in Maharashtra

India - Odisha prisoners to get Covid vaccine inside jails

Malaysia - SDMC says 42 detainees in Sibu prison tested positive for Covid-19

Maldives - Covid-19 inoculation drive to begin in prisons

Philippines - Prisoners in priority list of vaccine recipients—DoH

Philippines - Livelihood programs give former inmates ‘second chance’ at life during pandemic


Belgium - La prison de Namur toujours en quarantaine

Belgium - La flambée des cas de Covid-19 se poursuit à la prison de Hasselt : 45 nouvelles contaminations

England and Wales - 24 prison inmates died with coronavirus in two weeks

France - Covid-19 : « Chaque jour, les directeurs de prison redoutent la transformation de leur établissement en cluster »

France - 14 personnels de la prison de Draguignan positifs à la Covid-19

Drop of 8% in Irish prison population since Covid pandemic hit

Less than 100 Covid cases among Irish prisoners since pandemic began, new figures reveal

Inmates in Turkish prisons to be allowed to send, receive e-mails

News 5 March


Canada - Opinion: COVID-19 intensifies already inhumane conditions in prisons

US - The Ever-Growing Challenges of Getting Books Into Prisons

US - Education in Prison: Remote Learning During COVID-19 Has Failed Students

US (Maine) - State says people in jails and prisons will have to keep waiting for vaccines

US - Alaska Black Caucus pushes for pandemic-induced prison visitation restrictions to be loosened

US - Corrections commissioner calls Vermont prison outbreak a ‘crisis’

US - Nevada prisoners begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine


Prisoners Put to Work in Thai Factories Desperate for Labor


England and Wales - The impact of lockdown when you're already locked up

England and Wales - Covid-19: HMP Lowdham Grange praised for handling of outbreak

England and Wales - Prison outbreak gives Liverpool area highest Covid rate in England

France - Clusters en prison : "Une des solutions" pour les réduire, "c'est de faire chuter la population carcérale", défend l’Observatoire international des prisons


News 4 March


US - Vaccination plus Decarceration — Stopping Covid-19 in Jails and Prisons

US - Report: Arizona To Begin Vaccinating Inmates In State Prisons

US (New Jersey) - Prison was devastated by COVID, but didn’t receive money to combat pandemic. N.J. lawmakers ask why.


England and Wales - Calls for mass prisoners’ vaccination rejected despite JCVI recommendation

Malta Plans To Electronically Tag Prisoners So They Can Serve Their Sentences From Home

Scotland - HMP and YOI Grampian healthcare staff 'tired and over-stretched'


Australia (Victoria) - ‘Inhuman’: Mandatory quarantine for prisoners to be extended into next year


News 3 March


Ghana - Officials push for relocation of ‘congested’ Kumasi Central Prison

Zimbabwe - Six Prison Guards Die From COVID-19

Zimbabwe - How Safe Are Prisoners When Prison Guards Are Dying From COVID-19?


St Lucia - BCF Director says COVID outbreak caused by unrest at prison

US - Reps. Kim and Trahan Lead Bipartisan Call for Department of Justice to Limit Spread of COVID-19 in Federal Prisons

US (North Carolina) - Waters muddied on early release after lawmakers told only non-violent offenders included

US (California) - In LA County Jails, Coronavirus Chaos Keeps People Locked Up Longer

US - COVID-19 Is Racing Through Vermont's Largest Prison

US - Public visits will soon resume at South Dakota prisons


Philippines - Elderly inmates included in vaccine priority list


Belgium - Covid-19 : l'armée appelée en appui à la prison de Namur

England and Wales - Covid outbreak at prison - as health chief says it is 'difficult setting' to reduce transmission

England and Wales - Hundreds of prisoners and staff revealed to have had coronavirus

France - Un nouveau cluster à Fleury-Mérogis souligne la situation sanitaire alarmante des prisons


News 2 March


South Africa - Prisoners give management an ultimatum

Zimbabwe - Vaccination goes to prisons


US - California prison agency failed to notify employees exposed to COVID-19, regulator says

US - Alabama prisons rank eighth-deadliest due to COVID, yet no inmate vaccinations


Cambodia - Prisons have COVID-19 under control

India - SC refuses to extend bail of prisoners freed due to Covid

Philippines - Group wants prisoners included in gov’t Covid-19 mass vaccination plan


England and Wales - Prisoners’ COVID deaths ‘failings’: PPO report

England and Wales - Two inmates dead and four in hospital after coronavirus outbreak at prison

England and Wales - Walton inmate 'hasn't showered in days' as jail remains in lockdown after covid outbreak

Italy - COVID: Jail guard cases up 26 to 557


News 27 February – 1 March


South Africa - Concern over prison Covid-19 stats


Canada - B.C. prisoners asked for masks for months, didn't receive PPE until they tested positive for COVID-19, mom says

US - How Prisoners Feel About Getting Vaccinated

US - Most states aren't prioritizing prisons for COVID vaccines

US - Vulnerable Inmates Left in Prison as Covid Rages

US - Michigan prison system's coronavirus variant cases more than triple

US (Michigan) - State fines prison $6,300 for failing COVID-19 safety rules


Cambodia - Prison project on hold due to Covid

India - How Covid pandemic hit the justice system

Sri Lanka - Health authorities raise concerns of COVID cluster in Jaffna prison


Covid-19: Belgium prisoners quarantined after virus outbreak

England and Wales - Prison outbreak 'difficult' to contain as Covid spreads through inmates in Birmingham

England and Wales - Huge Covid outbreak in prison as more than 120 inmates test positive

England and Wales - Lockdown at Walton jail after staff and prisoners test positive for covid

England and Wales - Covid outbreak at Leeds jail HMP Wealstun means prisoners kept in 'ridiculous' conditions

France - Prison. La surpopulation carcérale augmente encore avec 63 802 personnes détenues au 1er février

In a Greek Detention Center, an Official Uses TV to Teach Prisoners

Irish prisons face 'unprecedented' Covid-19 challenged after virus detected in Dublin and Laois jails

News 26 February


Canada - U of S researchers to look at effects of COVID-19 on Sask. jail inmate population

US (North Carolina) - NC to release 3,500 state prison inmates early in COVID lawsuit agreement

US - Why is COVID Spreading in Connecticut Prisons?

Venezuela cell block overcrowding hits triple capacity, rights group warns


Bangladesh - Plan to vaccinate 15k convicts in jail in first phase


England and Wales - Call for prison officers to get vaccine as two local prisons suspend taking new inmates

England and Wales - 'Significant' Covid outbreak at HMP Birmingham after 'large number' of cases reported

England and Wales - Covid: Rutland's infection spike 'due to HMP Stocken testing'

England and Wales - Covid outbreak at Dorset prison affects more than 120 inmates

Ireland - 10% Of Inmates At Arbour Hill Prison Have Tested Positive For Covid 19.

Scotland - Special team sent in as jail staff fear ‘powder-keg’ Addiewell Prison is ‘about to blow’

Spain - Soaring scabies and Covid cases set off alarms in Catalan prisons


News 25 February


Uganda - Seven inmates at Busesa prison test positive for Covid-19


Inmate COVID-19 cases at Sask. Pen account for nearly 30% of all cases in Canada's prisons during 2nd wave

Guyana - Inmates lodged 437 complaints of mistreatment in prison over the last 6 months

Jamaica - Female prisoner dies from COVID-19

US (California) - Lessons From a Prison Where COVID-19 ‘Spread Like Wildfire'

US (Oklahoma) - Tablets, video calls coming with costs for inmates, families

US (Kentucky) - Families Push for In-Person Prison Visits To Be Restored


Cambodia - Prisons bar visits as courts adjourn trials amid Covid


England and Wales - Covid and prisons: ‘A tragic lost opportunity’

England and Wales - More than 100 prisoners have died of COVID-19

England and Wales - Vaccinate prisoners en masse, not police or teachers, JCVI tells ministers

England and Wales - Mass testing stepped up after huge coronavirus outbreak at Doncaster jail


News 24 February


Canada - COVID-19 hit federal prisons twice as hard in 2nd wave of pandemic, report says

US - Virtual Art Classes, Outdoor Vocational Programs: How Jails and Prisons Are Evolving Amid the Pandemic

US - 40% of inmates in California’s corrections system have been vaccinated for COVID-19

US - Iowa DOC Reports 19th Prison Inmate Death From COVID-19

US (Connecticut) - Three weeks into COVID-19 vaccinations, DOC has vaccinated 10% of inmates, 40% of staff


Why India must include prisoners in its immunisation drive


England and Wales - Three Greater Manchester prisons are now dealing with Covid-19 outbreaks

England and Wales - The special measures being deployed to curb huge spike in coronavirus cases at East Yorkshire prison

News 23 February


Authorities in Barbados say prison now COVID-19 free

New studies to track prevalence of coronavirus antibodies in Canada's prison system amid surge in cases

Canada - Occupancy at B.C. jails down about 30 per cent compared to pre-pandemic times

US - Maryland Prison Allowed COVID-19 To Spread Rapidly, Lawsuit Alleges

US (Hawaii) - Prison Oversight Commission Requests Analysis of Inmate Deaths

US - Ohio Prisons Start To Welcome Visitors Again

US - New Jersey Supreme Court Opens Door for Release of Pre-Trial Detainees

US (California) - Judge Considers Pandemic Isolation Strategy of Denying Jail Inmates Exercise


India - What Covid-19 taught us about state of our prisons

India - Increase number of weekly video conference of prisoners with lawyers: plea in HC


England and Wales - It’s not too late to prevent more COVID deaths say prison campaigners

Strangeways prison hit by coronavirus outbreak, as UK inmate death toll tops 100

England and Wales - Covid outbreak at Peterborough prison with ‘up to 100 cases’

England and Wales - New system at HMP Lowdham Grange after 177 inmates affected by Covid outbreak

Ireland - Two prisoners and several staff test positive for COVID-19 at Arbour Hill Prison


News 20 – 22 February


Nigeria - NAS tells FG to implement health protection regulations in prisons, military detention cells


Canada - HMP officials knew about COVID-19 exposure last week, NAPE president says

Canada - Former Saskatchewan Penitentiary inmate calls COVID-19 outbreak ‘inevitable’

US - Compassionate Release During COVID-19

US - Michigan prisons near ‘herd immunity,’ but coronavirus variant poses new threat

US (Pennsylvania) - COVID lays bare our treatment of inmates

US (Missouri) - St. Louis NAACP files complaint on lack of prisoner vaccines


India - Delhi: High Powered Committee recommends no more extension in interim bails

36 Israeli prisoners test positive for COVID-19

Nepal - Inmates undergo suffering in crowded jail

Sri Lanka - Prison COVID-19 cluster shrinks to 99 inmates


Belgium - Confinement strict à la prison de Namur après plus de 50 cas de Covid-19: "C’est du jamais vu"

England and Wales - Court delays allow violent offenders to avoid prison

England and Wales - Suspects awaiting trial pleading guilty to escape 22-hour Covid prison lockdowns

England and Wales - Five wings of Forest Bank prison in lockdown due to COVID outbreak

Ireland - Covid-19 tests for prisoners and officers at Midlands Prison

Covid Scotland: Outbreaks in Scottish prisons as cases nearly double in a week


News 19 February


Canada - No books, visits, or showers: Pandemic prison conditions in Quebec spark human rights debate

Canada - 30 inmates infected in COVID-19 outbreak at Quebec minimum-security prison

Canada - Ontario confirms Indigenous jail inmates are a priority for Phase 1 of vaccine rollout

US - More than half of Virginia's prison population gets COVID-19 vaccination

US (Massachusetts) - Judge rejects latest request to release prisoners due to COVID-19

US (Illinois) - Ten People Died After Chicago Refused To Stop Jailing People During COVID-19 Pandemic

US - Despite a raging pandemic and bail reform efforts, thousands of West Virginians remain jailed, awaiting their day in court


Bangladesh - ‘Virtual courts have significantly reduced overcrowding in jails’

Philippines - Red Cross supports BJMP’s visiting program


Belgium - La prison de Namur placée en confinement strict

England and Wales - New figures highlight scale of Exeter Prison Covid outbreak ​

England and Wales - Covid social distancing sensors given to Dovegate prison staff after outbreak

Scotland - Coronavirus outbreak confirmed at West Lothian jail as prisoners locked down

Turkey begins vaccinating prisoners following criticism


News 18 February


Canada - ‘I couldn’t really breathe’: Former inmate on COVID-19 at federal prison

US - ACLU: Ohio Legislature Not Addressing COVID-19 'Human Rights Crisis' in Prisons

US (Pennsylvania) - Fighting COVID-19 called top Pa. prisons priority

US - Delaware DOC Using New Technology to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in State Prisons

US (Hawaii) - Proposal Would Make Information on Inmate Deaths Public


Malaysia - Prison Inmate Caught Covid-19 After Waiting Six Months For Bail: Lawyer


England and Wales - Mass Covid vaccination plan for all prisoners and staff

England and Wales - Covid-19 outbreak confirmed at 700-inmate prison, officials confirm

England and Wales - Staff at Doncaster prison use new devices to help with social distancing during pandemic

England and Wales - Medi-tech firm helps ease pressure on NHS by keeping prisoners out of hospital

Ireland - Three prisoners test positive for Covid-19 at Midlands Prison

Northern Ireland - Governor among six staff at young offenders’ centre to test positive for Covid


News 17 February


Lesotho: Prisons' Covid-19 Nightmare


Canada - Bordeaux and three other Quebec jails hit with COVID-19 wave

Jamaica - COVID concern in prisons

US - A brief guide to who gets to decide which prisoners are released early

US - Illinois' prison population the lowest it's been in 3 decades

US (North Carolina) - Prison vaccination data leaves unanswered questions

US (Massachusetts) - Lawsuit On COVID Prison Releases Shows Many DOC Workers Refusing Vaccine


India - Haryana: Prisoners released on parole in wake of COVID-19 to be sent back to jail

India - Delhi HC Sends Plea Seeking COVID-19 Vaccine For Jail Staff, Prisoners To Division Bench

Malaysia - Prisons’ Covid-19 SOPs aren’t working, Putrajaya told


England and Wales - Inmates' families blast 'inhumane conditions' at Exeter Prison

Italy - COVID: Lazio jails to get jab in mid-March

Coronavirus Scotland: Over 1,200 cons self-isolating after surge in prison cases


News 16 February


Canada - COVID-19 underscores the many failures of imprisonment

Canada - Bordeaux prison inmates hold hunger strike over confinement measures

US - Solitary Confinement May Worsen Covid-19 Transmission in Prisons

US - Falling inmate numbers inspire push for more NYS prison closures


Malaysia - Hold online appeal hearings for prisoners, says Bar


England and Wales - Prison officers 'lambs to slaughter' as prison Covid infections quadruple

England and Wales - Covid-19 outbreak confirmed at HMP Moorlands as 80 prisoners and staff test positive

France - Quand Le Covid-19 Perturbe La Distribution De Vêtements En Prison

Northern Ireland - Non-vulnerable jail staff and prisoners 'must also get jabs'

Exclusive: Scottish inmates not coronavirus tested before prison transfers

Coronavirus Scotland: Almost 260 people infected at Kilmarnock jail


News 13-15 February


South Africa - Prisoners call on watchdog to exercise stronger oversight of their treatment by warders


Canada - Port Coquitlam jail outbreak leads to 26 cases of COVID-19

US - Arizona’s prison population declines by 11% during pandemic

US (Illinois) - Despite federal and state guidance to reduce jail populations, few inmates convicted of nonviolent crimes have been released early

US (Hawaii) - Relatives of Halawa inmates who died of COVID criticize prison officials

US - ‘He shouldn’t have had to die’: COVID-19 infects half of Wisconsin inmates, five times the overall state rate


India - Prisoners on parole due to Covid-19 to surrender from Feb 17

India - Haryana High Powered Committee Orders Re-admission Of 2,580 Convicts Released Earlier

Malaysia - Citing prison overcrowding, group urges reform to rehabilitate minor drug users

Pakistan - Prisoners and the pandemic

Saudi Arabia - COVID-19: Safety of prisoners, detainees stressed

Sri Lanka - Vaccination of over 5,000 prison officers to begin tomorrow


England and Wales - One in eight prisoners in England and Wales have had Covid

England and Wales - Locked up for 22 hours a day: Women’s prisons during the pandemic

England and Wales - Authorities tackle Covid outbreak at HMP Erlestoke

England and Wales - How Covid spread through Norwich prison

England and Wales - Covid-19: HMP Littlehey 'missed opportunities' in first reported inmate virus death

Scotland - Covid-19 outbreak confirmed at Dumfries prison

Scotland - Covid outbreak in Addiewell prison leads to spike in cases


Australia (Victoria) - Crime decline raises question mark over state’s prison plans


News 12 February


Benin - Covid-19 Et Interdiction D’accès Aux Prisons: Le Sort Des Détenus Mineurs Inquiète Les Osc

Zambia - Prisons record 100 Covid positive cases among inmates, officers


Canada - Broken telephone: How Ontario’s prison-phone system leaves inmates disconnected

Canada - Manitoba Justice stops planned vaccinations for Brandon Correctional Centre inmates

Canada - COVID-19 dans les prisons : une situation très préoccupante

US - Study: Jail Populations Dropped During Pandemic Without Rise In Violent Crime

US - Parolees Fill New York Prisons to Pre-COVID Numbers

US - Mental health crisis feared in Colorado jails and prisons due to COVID-19 lockdowns

US (Connecticut) - Blame for coronavirus spread in prisons belongs to guards who don’t wear masks

US (North Carolina) - Prisons contribute to racial imbalance in COVID-19 impact in NC

US (California) - At San Quentin, the Response to COVID-19 Brings More Isolation and Suffering to People with Mental Illness

US (Maryland) - Excess Covid Cases Just Latest Of Major Systemic Problems In Md. Prisons


ICRC supports Cambodia’s prison reform

India - SC refuses to entertain plea raising issue of overcrowding in jails

Japan - Yokohama prison inmate's letter exposes flaws that led to large coronavirus cluster

Myanmar remits sentences of over 23,000 prisoners amid protests


England and Wales - Covid: HMP Bullingdon inmate dies following virus outbreak

England and Wales - Life in HMP Huntercombe for prisoners in lockdown

England and Wales - Pentonville Prison virus rules ‘are damaging inmates’

Ireland - Cluster Of Covid-19 Cases Confirmed At Midlands Prison


News 11 February


Botswana: Covid-19 Cases At Molepolole Prison Impact On Trial

Zimbabwe - ZPCS seeks decongesting prisons


Barbados - Only two positive cases at the prison

Canada - Correctional authorities falling short on transparency in reporting COVID-19 data

Canada - COVID-19 outbreak at youth correctional facility highlights challenges for kids

Canada - Lockdowns over at 2 federal prisons in Fraser Valley

Canada - Thunder Bay health unit takes 'aggressive' action to control inmate discharges. But some ask why not sooner?

US (Connecticut) - State to close three prisons as advocates call for reinvestment in marginalized communities

US - New York City Has People On Parole In Jails At Rates Not Seen Since The Early Pandemic

US -- Highly contagious COVID-19 strain found at Michigan prison

US - More deaths hit NY State prisons, sparking a push for a vaccination distribution plan


India - Visitation for lawyers and family members to resume in Maharashtra prisons

India - PIL in Delhi High Court seeks vaccination of all prisoners out on bail for COVID-19

India - COVID-19: Plea in HC to extend emergency parole of aged and ailing prisoners


England and Wales - What happens to prisoners in a pandemic?

England and Wales - Number of prisoners in England and Wales on suicide watch rises steeply

England and Wales - 'I dread the phone call’: families' fears for loved ones in prison

England and Wales - Covid: 100 Winchester Prison inmates and staff test positive

England and Wales - Prison officer dies amid huge coronavirus outbreak at Doncaster jail

England and Wales - Staff test positive for Coronavirus at Bullingdon Prison

Irish Prison Service insists it is effectively dealing with potential crowding issues


News 10 February


A Covid Uprising in America’s Jails

US - 'No quick fix' for Kentucky's prisons and jails hit hard by the coronavirus

US - North Carolina Claims Prisoners Who Died of COVID Didn't Die of COVID

US - Half of California prison employees are reluctant to get COVID vaccine, officials say

US (California) - Los Angeles voters support releasing people as jail population rises amid COVID surge

US (Colorado) - Advocates Call For Reform As ‘People Are Needlessly Dying In Prison’ During The Pandemic

US (Arizona) - Bill Would Allow Prison Releases During Public Health Emergencies

US - Oregon prisons get 5,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

US - Alabama moving ahead with first execution in COVID-19 pandemic


Malaysia - Bintulu MP: 700 under quarantine after prison warden contracts Covid-19

Malaysia - CNY: Face-to-face meetings with prison inmates not allowed, according to Prisons Dept


England and Wales - Virus outbreak at prison as 'staff and inmates' test positive

England and Wales - Winchester Prison is cause of coronavirus hotspot

England and Wales - Bedford Prison inmates self-harmed hundreds of times in a year

Scotland - Kilmarnock prison wing locked down after major Covid outbreak sees 38 people test positive for deadly virus


News 9 February


Canada - COVID-19 outbreak declared at Sarnia Jail after 2 inmates test positive

'A death sentence': US prisons could receive Covid vaccines last despite being hotspots

US (Pennsylvania) - PA lawmakers urge Gov. Wolf to reprieve at-risk inmates as COVID-19 prison deaths spike

US - Iowa parole board releases fewer offenders in fiscal 2020, despite COVID-19

US (California) - “They Want to Do Me In”: The Prisoner Who Fought COVID Overcrowding


Afghanistan: Refurbished prison clinic smoothens patient flow


England and Wales - Covid: HMP Stocken outbreak 'behind Rutland's surge'

Styal Prison sees most self-harm among inmates in England and Wales

England and Wales - Aylesbury Prison inmates self-harmed more than 100 times in a year


News 6 – 8 February


Ghana - Prisons Service calls for increment in prisoners’ feeding allowance

Southern Africa - ‘Free lockdown violators, decongest prisons’


Canada - Inmates in lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge at Bordeaux Jail in Montreal

Canada - Maximum-security prison in Fraser Valley on partial lockdown

US - A Last-Minute Trump Move Threatens to Send Released Prisoners Back to Prison After the Pandemic

US - Letting People Out of Prison to Avoid COVID Isn’t That Controversial

US - Inmate On Home Confinement Spoke Out On Bureau Of Prisons’ Policy And Ended Up Back In Prison

US - New York to Begin Vaccinating Older Prison Inmates

US (Missouri) - Inmates In St. Louis’ City Justice Center Stage Third Uprising Since December

US - Missouri prison system experiences significant drop in COVID-19 cases

US - Of Louisiana state prison inmates now eligible for COVID vaccine, 85% have opted in

US - The pandemic hit Florida prisons hard. A bill would let some sick inmates out early

US - California prison employees file lawsuit demanding hazard pay during COVID pandemic

US (Hawaii) - Five COVID-19-Related Deaths Reported in O‘ahu Prison


China - Shandong Prison Officials Jailed Over COVID-19 Cluster

Overcrowding & Staff vacancies plague Indian Prisons

Malaysia - Suhakam Sarawak fears jailing repeat SOP offenders will compound spread of Covid-19 virus

Maldives - Hulhumale' Prison Covid-19 cluster: 34 positive, 99 contacts identified

Sri Lanka - Eleven new COVID-19 infections from prison cluster


England and Wales - Prison lockdowns and mental distress of pandemic believed to have led to shocking self-harm rates of HMP Berwyn inmates

England and Wales - Bristol prisoners sent to HMP Cardiff despite 'concerning' Covid strain across the border

England and Wales - Coronavirus cases reported at HMP Guys Marsh

England and Wales - Grim scale of inmates self-harming in Preston Prison

France - Covid-19: La Campagne De Vaccination A Débuté Dans Les Prisons

France - Strasbourg : nouveau foyer de contamination au coronavirus à la prison de l'Elsau


News 5 February


Egypt: 3 detainees die from coronavirus in 24 hours

South Africa - Violence and Covid-19 take toll on SA’s prisoners


Steps Being Taken at the Belize Central Prison to Mitigate the Coronavirus Pandemic

A church survey reveals how mothers in Brazil are struggling to care for newborns in prison.

Canada - Ministry of Labour issues 9 unsafe work orders at two Ontario jails after COVID outbreak

St Lucia - Director Of Corrections Confirms Inmate’s COVID-19 Related Death

US - As Pandemic Rages, Voters Support Releasing People From Jails And Prisons

US (California) - San Quentin prison fined more than $400,000 after deadly Covid-19 outbreak

US - New York’s prisons are a time bomb of fear, isolation and despair (Commentary)


Malaysia - Solving the Prison Dilemma of COVID-19

News 4 February


Nigeria - Ibadan prison rejects suspects without COVID-19 test result


Canada - During COVID-19, former prisoners are re-entering a world with fewer supports

Dominican Republic - Prisons Are Making Improvements To Health And Safety In La Victoria

St Lucia - Internal review to come in wake of unrest at Bordelais

US - Covid-19 Is Spreading Faster Than Ever. Jail Populations Are Surging, Too

US (New York) - COVID Continues to Strain Prison Staff, Inmates

US - Iowa had more parole hearings and inmates approved for parole in 2020, but release rate shrank

US - Prisoners in Massachusetts won’t get reduced sentences for getting COVID vaccine after Baker administration rescinds offer made by DOC

US - Effort to speed vaccinations of Colorado inmates could get lift from Oregon ruling, ACLU says

US - Texas prisons have doled out thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses — but none have gone to prisoners, who get the virus at high rates   


Cambodia - Covid-19 measures implemented in prisons, UN special rapporteurs told

India - Mixed response to e-mulakat in prisons

Nepal - DoPM urged to improve prison conditions

Singapore - Record high number of offenders in community corrections in 2020

South Korea - Will Covid-19 relieve overcrowding of correctional facilities?


England and Wales - Coronavirus outbreak at Lewes Prison

England and Wales - Outbreak of coronavirus cases at HMP Wayland


News 3 February


Ghana - Courts will preside over only urgent cases due to COVID-19 – JUSAG

Lesotho - Fear grips prison


Barbados - Abrahams: Prisoners who completed sentences released

Canada - COVID’s Uneven Spread in the Federal Penitentiary System has One Solution

St Lucia - Early release for prisoners called for amid BCF COVID-19 outbreak

US - Judge orders Oregon to offer prison inmates COVID-19 vaccines immediately

US - Massachusetts Incarceration Numbers Rise, After Steep Drop

US (Pennsylvania) - With 13,000 infected, 100 dead of COVID-19 in Pa. prisons, advocates urge faster releases

US (Nevada) - One-third of corrections staff vaccinated for COVID-19


Belgium - Coronavirus en Belgique: la tension monte dans les prisons après un an de restrictions

England and Wales - Justice Secretary dismisses concerns over Covid-19 rates in prisons as a ‘myth’

England and Wales - Living conditions in HMP Ford not 'humane', says watchdog

England and Wales - Prison with around 950 inmates confirms Covid-19 outbreak


Australia - NSW youth detainees reach historic low


News 2 February


Zambia - East Prisons Record 6 Covid-19 Cases


Barbados - COVID cluster at HMP Dodds under control; only seven active cases

Jamaica - Prisoner says hellish conditions worsened since COVID

US (California) - Prison officials ignored warnings before inmate transfer that led to virus outbreak, watchdog says

US - Utah State Prison allows inmates to connect with loved ones via video calls

US - Man convicted of first-degree murder is Iowa's 17th prison inmate to die of COVID-19 complications

US (Pennsylvania) - Confronted with significant flaws in coronavirus data, Pa. corrections officials concede ‘it’s unacceptable’


Maldives - COVID-19: Hulhumale' Prison under lockdown after inmate tests positive

South Korea - Nine inmates at Seoul prison test positive for COVID-19


Belgium - Prison staff want to strike over eased rules for visitors

England and Wales - Coronavirus: Covid outbreak in Lewes Prison

England and Wales - Lower levels of violence but drugs remain a concern at Deerbolt YOI

France - Prison: plus de 600 détenus contraints de dormir sur un matelas au sol à cause de la surpopulation

Luxembourg - Prison population to be vaccinated according to age and vulnerability

70% of Spanish prison's inmates test positive for COVID


News 30 January – 1 February


Canada - Union questions why Vancouver Island prison still allowing in-person visits

Canada - Dobson and Co.: Ontario is exposing prisoners to torturous conditions

Canada - Safety concerns persist as COVID-19 outbreak at Maple Ridge jail spreads

Trinidad & Tobago - Why no action on prison population?

US - Prisons have already failed to contain Covid-19. What happens when the new variants arrive?

US - ‘It’s just a matter of time’: Inmates detail horrid conditions amid COVID spike in Oregon prisons

US (Kentucky) - Thousands of people infected as overcrowded KY jails create ‘reservoirs for COVID’

US - Tracking COVID-19 Inmate Deaths in California Proves Challenging

US (Vermont) - Covid-19 isolation in Vt. prisons raises concern about inmates’ mental health

US - Maryland Races to Curb Spread of COVID-19 Inside Prisons

US - New Surge of COVID Is Spreading “Like Wildfire” in Illinois Prisons

US - Connecticut plans to shut 2 prisons as population declines


India - Mangaluru: ‘e-mulakat’ allows prisoners to converse with close ones

India - A first for Haryana: Prisoners to talk to kin via video

Number of Palestinian Prisoners Infected with COVID-19 in Israeli Jails Exceeds 350

Malaysia - Sungai Udang Prison placed under EMCO after 113 contract Covid-19

Nepal - 783 inmates at Central Jail receive COVID jabs


England and Wales - Fears Dovegate prison covid outbreak could spill out into community

England and Wales - Covid cases reported at Littlehey prison

Prisoners in Scottish jails have started receiving their first Covid vaccines


Australia - Victorian prisoners get unfair sentence reductions as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, Opposition says


News 29 January


South Africa - Perspectives: Why Covid-19 vaccine rollout must prioritise prisoners


Canada - Sending people to the Thunder Bay jail during COVID-19 outbreak is a violation of Charter rights: lawyers

Guyana - Inmates at three prisons test positive for COVID-19

Martinique - Suspicion de Covid-19 à la prison de Ducos : 16 détenus confinés

US - Medical science says prisoners should get the vaccine now. It isn’t happening

US - More than half of Colorado’s prison population has likely been infected with coronavirus, report says

US (Oregon) - As prison COVID-19 deaths rise rapidly, inmates’ relatives, advocates sound alarm

US - Almost half of Iowa’s prison employees have refused COVID-19 vaccine, despite deaths

US (South Carolina) - Stuck in prison quarantine, SC women say they aren’t getting basic medicines, insulin

US - As Prisons And Jails In California Battle COVID-19, Some Inmate Deaths Go Uncounted

US - Mississippi Prison Officials Tout Low Rates of Covid. The Reason May Be Fewer Tests.


COVID-19: Vaccine rollout in English prisons to begin today

England and Wales - Self-harm among women prisoners hits record high

England and Wales - The number of prison deaths up by 70% over last three months                                                                                           

England and Wales - Cockroaches, cold cells and a lack of pants - What it's been like in Leicester prison during lockdown

Northern Ireland - Prison officer overtime increases in NI during pandemic


News 28 January


Namibia - COVID-19 spike reported at Kavango prison

Zimbabwe - 110 Inmates At Mutimurefu Prison Test Positive For Coronavirus


Barbados - Prison officers traumatised

Canada - Letter calls for end to lockdown at Drumheller prison due to 'grave mistreatment' of inmates

Canada - COVID-19 outbreak declared at 3rd correctional facility in Fraser Health region

St Lucia - COVID scare: 23 inmates at Bordelais await results

US - Families of inmates at South Carolina prison accuse corrections staff of negligence

US - With a stalled court system, some Texas jails are dangerously overcrowded in the pandemic


India - As Courts Went Virtual, 40% Of Jails Had No Video Conferencing Facilities

Malaysia - Screen inmates before taking them to court, Bar tells prison authorities

Malaysia - Covid-19: Perak govt urges public, business operators not to view prison staff negatively


France - Covid-19. En prison, les détenus plus âgés vaccinés en priorité

Ireland - Phones provided to Cork prison inmates during Covid-19 pandemic

Scotland - Polmont YOI staff praised for 'restricting risk' of COVID-19

Spain - Prison union alerts of ‘serious’ Covid-19 outbreak at Sevilla prison

Spain - ‘Critical’ Covid Outbreak In Zaragoza Prison

Prison In Spain’s Valencia Suspends Non-Essential Activities


News 27 January


US (Louisiana) - Prisoners over 70 in state-run facilities receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine

US - 8 new COVID cases among Vermont corrections staff

US (New York) - State Prison Inmate’s Diary Details The Ordeal Of Battling COVID-19 Behind Bars

US - ACLU Appeals to Colorado Supreme Court, Wants Governor Polis to Decrease Prison Population

US - Utah begins vaccinating inmates ages 70 and up

US (Pennsylvania) - Philly prisons lift shelter-in-place measures, but COVID infections still on the rise

US (California) - With Nearly 4,000 Cases, Fresno County Jail's COVID-19 Tally Tops Nation's Correctional Facilities


England and Wales - Extent of Norwich Prison Covid outbreak revealed

England and Wales - Covid outbreak at HMP Ranby leads to soaring infection rate in north Nottinghamshire

England and Wales - Self-harming cases at HMP Hewell "stubbornly high"

Locked down and up: fears over virus impact on UK prisoners

France - Covid-19 : les clusters se multiplient dans les prisons d’Ile-de-France

France - Covid-19. La contrôleure des prisons réclame une stratégie de vaccination en détention


News 26 January


Gabon - Droits des détenus : Ossouka Raponda invitée à lever l’interdiction des visites aux prisonniers


Brazilian bishops decry conditions in prisons

Inside Canada's largest COVID-19 outbreak in a federal prison

Canada - Three Vancouver-area prisons report 66 active COVID-19 cases

Jamaica - 21 cases of COVID-19 at Tower Street prison

Mexico - Nearly 270 Inmates Involved In Riot at Mexicali Prison

US - People in Jail and Prison in 2020

US (New York) - Brooklyn Federal Prison Denying Communication Rights in Pandemic

US - Colorado judges denied many “compassionate release” requests during pandemic


India - Overcrowding led to Covid surge in prison

India - 126 test COVID-19 positive within 10 days in UP jail

Malaysia - As Covid-19 sweeps through lock-ups, govt moves to temporarily house inmates at National Service camps


England and Wales - The power struggle: COVID in prisons [podcast]

England and Wales - Extracts from a COVID Prison Diary

Ireland - Prison standards improved during pandemic - report

News 23 – 25 January


Ghana - Covid-19: Three inmates test positive in Walewale

Egypt: Amnesty slams 'inhumane' prison conditions

Zimbabwe - Inmates receive PPE


Barbados - 99 prison officers on sick leave

Barbados - Health of inmates at HMP Dodds a priority says Abrahams

Canada - COVID-19 infects 58 people in Metro Vancouver jails, vaccine plan unclear

Canada - Maplehurst jail in Milton, Ont. on lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak with 89 'active' cases

US - Prisoners are 5 times more likely to get COVID-19 than the overall population. A 69-year old prisoner is trying to change that one livestream at a time.

US - NAACP files suit over virus outbreak at Georgia prison

US (Connecticut) - CT's prison population the lowest in 32 years

US (Texas) - Women’s prison in Fort Worth again ‘full of COVID,’ 2 die from virus at men’s prison

US - Oklahoma Prison Lockdowns Due To COVID-19 Eased

US - Vaccinations underway at Delaware's prisons

US - California Juvenile Facilities See Continuing Covid Rise


Malaysia - Parliamentarians: Govt should grant early, conditional release to prisoners with minor offences to curb Covid-19 spread

Malaysia - Taiping prison under EMCO after sharp rise in Covid-19 cases

Sri Lanka - 4,395 total COVID patients from the prison cluster


England and Wales - Inspectors find HMP Hindley have coped well with the coronavirus pandemic, with only one confirmed case

France - Le coronavirus derrière les barreaux

Malta - Largest COVID-19 cluster so far detected at prison

Scotland - HMP Grampian hit by fresh outbreak of Covid-19


New Zealand - Contraband finds double during Covid lockdown at prison under investigation for staff corruption


News 22 January


South Africa - Concerns amid rising Covid-19 cases at St Albans prison


Canada - Provinces should set targets for giving prison inmates coronavirus vaccine: advocates

US - How Do You Social Distance In Prison? You Don't. You Get COVID.

US (Pennsylvania) - Coronavirus death counts exceed one per day in Pa. prisons. Gov. Wolf needs to use all the tools he has. | Editorial

US (Washington) - Prisoners’ families call for meeting with head of corrections agency amid COVID-19 outbreaks


India - ‘They don’t even look at us as humans. How can we expect them to protect us from the virus?’

Israel finishes COVID-19 vaccination campaign among its prison population

US (Michigan) - There have been 3,900 COVID-19 cases in Jackson's prisons

US - Florida inmate COVID-19 death toll at 205

US - Four More COVID Deaths in Oregon Prisons


England and Wales - Inmates at Verne prison without heating and hot water for 'weeks'

England and Wales - Prison's covid outbreak escalates as nearly 150 inmates and staff infected

England and Wales - Vulnerable inmates at Deerbolt afraid to leave cells due to fear of gangs

Eight prisoners currently have Covid-19 in Irish prison system

Covid in Scotland: Quarter of prison population awaiting trial


News 21 January


South Africa - Prisons get new staff in bid to combat spread of Covid-19

South Africa - Police Union call for removal of Arthur Fraser over COVID-19 surge in prisons

South Africa - East London prison dismisses claims Covid-19 is rife among warders


Canada - 'Doesn’t even make sense': Drumheller prison lockdown goes on despite widespread COVID recoveries

Canada - 'It's like they gave up': Experts, union demand action amidst COVID outbreaks at Thunder Bay jail

US - COVID-19 Extends Sentences for Some Incarcerated People

US - As COVID-19 Ups the Stakes, Advocates Say Prison Food Needs an Overhaul

US - Department Of Justice Lays Plans For Federal Inmates On Home Confinement To Return To Prison

US (North Carolina) - NC prison system begins COVID-19 vaccinations

US - Federal prisoners complain a private prison in Oklahoma isn’t following COVID-19 safety guidelines


England and Wales - Prioritise prisons for vaccines because they are Covid breeding grounds, advisers say

England and Wales - Covid-19: Open prison Hollesley Bay has 'quarter of inmates' infected

England and Wales - Damning report into Hewell Prison reveals it is 'not fit as a 21st century jail'


News 20 January


US - Delaying Vaccines For America’s Prison Population Will Make The Pandemic Worse

US (Colorado) - Report: State prison population dropped by 13% since March 2020

US - COVID-19 deaths spike in Oregon prisons

US - Minn. House members question DOC Commissioner about response to COVID in prisons


Virus sickens 24 more Palestinian detainees in Israel


England and Wales - COVID-19: 'Public health emergency unfolding' in prisons as coronavirus cases soar

England and Wales - Huge Covid outbreak at HMP Dovegate as 74 inmates and prison staff test positive

Ireland - Cork Prison officer hospitalised after contracting Covid-19


News 19 January


South Africa - Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

South Africa - Correctional Services ‘Doing All It Can’ To Ease Overcrowding In Sa Prisons


Canada - Positive COVID-19 cases are reported in jails in Milton and Thunder Bay

US - Prisons Are Releasing People Without COVID-19 Tests Or Quarantines

US (Pennsylvania) - Pa. prisons don’t always tell families when inmates are sick. Officials are defending that policy.

US - 'They’re not forgotten souls’: New York prisons see spike in COVID cases, deaths

US - Federal judges in Colorado denied overwhelming majority of requests to release inmates for COVID-19


Japan - Tokyo infections top 1,000; virus hits hospital, prison in area

Malaysia - Buildings can be requisitioned as temporary depots to house prisoners under Emergency, says chief secretary to govt


England and Wales - Hull Prison Covid outbreak on sex offenders wing with prisoners 'in comas'

England and Wales - Statement released after reports of Covid outbreak at HMP Nottingham

Northern Ireland - Covid-19: Naomi Long says some early release prisoners back in custody

Human rights watchdog raises Covid concerns over Scottish prisons

Turkey - ‘Prison wardens don’t observe pandemic rules’


News 16 – 18 January


South Africa - Caledon prison may have restrictions eased amid Covid-19 recovery reports


Barbados - Prison 'stable', civilian staff working remotely

Barbados - Virtual Visits To Remain Suspended At Prison

Canada - Prison justice advocacy group calls for protection against COVID-19 in N.S. jails

Canada - Coronavirus outbreak declared at Sarnia Jail after 4 staff members test positive

Canada - Alarm sounded at Ontario jail over inmate transfers amid outbreaks

US - Alabama prisoners stage hunger strike, allege retaliation

US - DOC: 28th Oregon prison inmate dies of COVID-19

US - COVID-19 deaths among Nevada prisoners skyrocket in January

US (Hawaii) - Lawmakers to Take a Hard Look at Correctional System After COVID-19 Hits 46 Percent of Inmates


The Wretched Condition Of Pakistan’s Prisons Continues To Aggravate

UAE prison inmates get the Covid-19 vaccine for free


England and Wales - Covid strikes down 69 judges amid chaos in courts and jails

England and Wales - Prisoners get video technology to speak with family during lockdown in bid to cut reoffending

England and Wales - Deploy Internet in prisons post-Covid to cut £18.1 billion reoffending bill

England and Wales - HMP Bullingdon staff test positive for coronavirus

England and Wales - Red alert over virus outbreak at jail

Northern Ireland - Two children test positive for Covid-19 in Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre


News 15 January

Prisons are covid hot spots. But few countries are prioritizing vaccines for inmates.


Zimbabwe - Zim prisons a death trap: EU


Canada - Vaccinating inmates protects us all. To say otherwise is just a cheap attempt to gain votes

US - Pandemic Is Changing Compassionate Release Calculus

US - This Kentucky prison has 1,507 inmates. Half of them are infected with COVID-19.

US (Pennsylvania) - Federal judge: Philly jails must relax extreme COVID-19 lockdown measures for sake of mental health

US - Michigan Actually Released Fewer Prisoners In Pandemic's First Year


India - 481 prisoners meet family, relatives as Tamil Nadu prison department resumes visits after Pongal

7 more Palestinians catch COVID-19 in Israeli prisons

Health minister: Israeli, Palestinian prisoners to start vaccinating next week

South Korea - No new COVID-19 cases reported at correctional facilities for 2nd day


Netherlands - Almost 1,000 Dutch prison inmates face coronavirus quarantine

Scotland - Eleven inmates at Porterfield Prison now have coronavirus, service confirms

Turkey - Infants as young as 3 months kept in quarantine prison cells, says inmate

News 14 January


South Africa - ‘Covid threat’ in jam-packed jails

Zimbabwe - Prison Boss Dies Of COVID-19, 15 Others Test Positive


Barbados - Quarter of prison inmates have COVID-19 – Ministry of Health

Canada - Outbreak at Thunder Bay jail has 14 more COVID-19 cases

Canada - 'People are starting to crack': Off duty self-isolation for Sask. Penitentiary staff nearing a month

US - Why protecting prisons from COVID-19 is everyone’s problem

US (California) - Mistakes worsened deadly COVID-19 outbreak at L.A. federal prison, investigation finds

US (New Jersey) - For prisoners freed early during COVID-19, a changed — and sometimes lonely — world awaits

US – New Jersey’s Prison Population Down by 35% Since Start of Covid


England and Wales - Union raises Covid safety fears with England’s largest prison education provider

Ireland - 'Mass testing' after Covid-19 outbreak in Portlaoise Prison


News 13 January


US (Texas) - 639 active COVID-19 cases reported at Allred Prison Tuesday

US - Massive COVID-19 outbreak reported at a Michigan prison

US (Oregon) - Department Of Corrections Faces Legal Challenges As Employees Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

US (Colorado) - Simmons, Broncos teammates call on Polis to release medically-vulnerable inmates


South Korea - Prisons enhance measures to contain spread of COVID-19

South Korea - More than 900 inmates to be paroled as measure to curb COVID-19 spread: ministry


Covid deaths in prisons in England and Wales rise by 50% in a month

England and Wales - Chelmsford prison coronavirus outbreak with staff and inmates isolating

England and Wales - Brixton prison – new restrictions implemented after outbreak of Covid-19

'The situation is terrible' – relatives of prisoners on coronavirus in Georgian prisons

Ireland - Covid-19 outbreak in Portlaoise Prison

News 12 January


South Africa - Some Covid-19 positive inmates from Helderstroom Prison transferred to Pollsmoor


Researchers flag increase in COVID-19 cases in Canadian prisons, jails

Canada - Another outbreak declared at Manitoba jail among hardest hit by pandemic

Canada - ‘He Had Lost All Hope.’ Inside A COVID Outbreak At A Saskatchewan Prison.

Canada - Saskatchewan’s jail population shrinks, most still remanded: provincial corrections ministry

US - COVID outbreak explodes at California Men’s Colony — nearly 1 in 3 inmates now has virus

US (New York) - Inmates at Adirondack prison sue state over COVID conditions

US (Michigan) - COVID-19 creates dangerous limbo for MI's Juvenile Lifers

US - Over 40% of Alaska’s prisoners have contracted COVID-19

US - Wisconsin corrections names prisons with COVID-19 deaths, after months of calls for transparency

US - Prisoners in Kansas among those to get vaccine next


Pakistan - Prisons get PPEs, hygiene kits

South Korea - Seoul detention center reports 7 more COVID-19 cases, 5 of them among female inmates


England and Wales - HMP Risley inmates locked up for up to 28 hours, report finds

England and Wales - Call to close courts and make HMP Berwyn an 'island' to tackle prison covid cases

France - En prison, des parloirs anti-Covid qui isolent encore plus les détenus


9 - 11 January


South Africa - Covid-19: 152 inmates, 8 officials test positive at Helderstroom Prison

Zimbabwe - COVID-19 fears in prisons


Canada begins vaccinating inmates in federal prisons with no active coronavirus cases

Canada - More than 70 per cent of COVID-19 cases at Saskatchewan Penitentiary recovered

US - 2 die, nearly 400 inmates sickened after COVID-19 outbreak at Oregon prison

US - New York's prison transfers increased Covid-19 risk for sick, elderly men

US (Connecticut) - ‘Herculean’ COVID testing efforts created logistical challenges for prisons, monitoring panel finds

US (California) - “Have to choose between phone calls and showering” – COVID-19 Stories from CDCR’s Mule Creek State Prison


India - Delhi Prisons Dept. tells 3,600 staffers to enrol for COVID-19 vaccination

Malaysia - Covid-19 A Death Sentence In Jail: Parliament Group

500 prisoners suffering from Covid-19 across Pakistan

Sri Lanka - Prisoners unable to pay fines released under special pardon


England and Wales - Covid: 'Shut courts' call to halt prison virus spread

Covid leading to four-year waits for England and Wales court trials

Ireland - Prison service confirms 40 inmates have Covid-19

Northern Ireland Prison Service confirms first female Covid-19 case

Scotland - Staff and prisoners hit in Covid outbreak at HMP Grampian


News 8 January


Kenya - Malindi Maximum Prison Receives Virtual Equipment

South Africa - Second wave of Covid-19 leaving mark on SA’s inmates, prison officials

South Africa - Are inmates jumping the queue? Prisoners among the first to receive vaccine


Canada - COVID Outbreak At Thunder Bay Jail

US (North Carolina) - With windows nailed shut for winter, prison inmates worry over COVID, fresh air

US - Mortality in Mississippi prisons one of highest: 'May as well be getting a death sentence'

US - Poor Tennesseans are still locked in COVID-ridden jails, and lawyers want them out

US - COVID-19 inmate death toll up to 196 in Florida

US - Complications arise as video calls replace cherished family visits with California prisoners

US (California) - Orange County Jail Outbreak Explodes to Over 1,000 Inmates Currently Infected With Covid

US - Fears for young people in California detention amid fresh Covid outbreak

US - Alabama Prisoners Strike Against Exploitation and Health Threats


Ireland - Block of Mountjoy Prison closed down after prisoner tests positive for Covid-19

Scotland - Covid-19 cluster identified at HM Prison Inverness

9 inmates at Turkish prison attempt suicide in two weeks’ time


News 7 January


Barbados - Inmates fret over court cases amid Dodds COVID-19 spike

Canada’s Plan To Vaccinate 600 Inmates Met With Fierce Resistance

Canada - Advocate group joins calls for corrections minister’s resignation over handling of COVID-19

Turks & Caicos - Prison staff test positive for Covid-19

US - 2 Men On Death Row Say Having COVID-19 Will Increase Their Suffering During Execution

US (Delaware) - Lawmakers seek early release for some prisoners, investigation into COVID-19 protocols

US - Florida's Vaccination Plan Doesn't Include Prison Populations

US (Louisiana) - Incarcerated people over 70 to start receiving vaccinations next week, governor says


South Korea - Correctional staff to be tested for virus weekly, more facilities to undergo mass testing

South Korea - Infected inmates demand compensation from state


Georgia - Ksani No.15 prison inmate dies of coronavirus

Ireland - Martin Kenny TD calls for urgent review of prison operations

Netherlands - Prisoners take legal action after being banned from wearing face masks

Netherlands - 84 inmates from Limburg prison isolated after coronavirus outbreak

Gross human rights violations continue in Turkish prisons, says report


News 6 January


Egypt denies allegations of covid outbreak in prisons


Barbados - Prison ‘under control’, says Abrahams

Barbados - Virtual visits to HMP Dodds suspended

Canada - Federal inmates set to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting Friday

US – Opinion: End the silence about what Covid-19 is doing to America's prisons

US - 'Potential death sentence:' Utah inmate claims 'gross negligence' over COVID transfers

US (Connecticut) - CT prison inmates expected in next wave of COVID-19 vaccinations

US - Dozens Of Groups Urge Massachusetts Parole Board Reforms Amid Pandemic

US - COVID-19 deaths rising in overcrowded West Virginia regional jails

US - COVID-19 in New York prisons: 'Positivity numbers represent a system on fire'


South Korea rolls out mass testing for 70,000 prisoners and staff


England and Wales - Suffolk prison praised for maintaining ethos during lockdown

England and Wales - Precautionary covid-19 measures at HMP Berwyn after positive cases

England and Wales - No inmates at HMP Peterborough test positive for COVID since March - but jail criticised for slow easing of virus measures

Ireland - Five inmates test positive for Covid-19 in Loughan House open prison

Turkey - ‘Some prison wards not disinfected for six months’


5 January


Canada - Inmates fear 'leaving in a body bag' as COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons worsen

Canada - Inmates stage hunger strike, call for minister’s resignation over COVID-19 response

US - Colorado prison population fell in 2020, increase expected

US (Kentucky) - Deaths from COVID-19 more than doubled in KY prisons last month as outbreaks spread

US - 4 Massachusetts Prisoners Die Of Covid In The Past Week

US - ‘Leaving us to die’: Missouri inmates allege state has mismanaged response to COVID

US - Sixth state inmate in South Dakota dies with COVID-19


England and Wales - Prisoners' lives are being put at risk by officers not wearing face masks

England and Wales - Oxford University says prisoners should be first get Covid jab

Ireland - Five prisoners confirmed with Covid-19 at Wheatfield Prison


News 19 December – 4 January


Rwanda - Covid-19: Over 100 new cases reported in Huye Prison


Barbados - Police, BDF assisting at HMP Dodds after prison officers test positive

Barbados Confirms 161 Cases Of COVID-19 At Dodds Prison

Canada - Toronto jail tries to bring COVID-19 outbreak under control after 54 inmates test positive

Canada - Inmates 'sitting ducks' as COVID-19 rages through Kingston, Ont., prison, advocate says

Canada - Federal prisons could have better prepared for COVID-19, advocate says after Stony Mountain inmate dies

Canada - COVID-19 outbreak at Sask. Penitentiary sparks mental health concerns

With Over 275,000 Infections and 1,700 Deaths, COVID-19 Has Devastated the U.S. Prison and Jail Population

US - Study: Prison COVID-19 Spread Led to Hundreds of Thousands of Community Infections

US - COVID-19 spikes follow in prisons after inmate transfers

Reversing course, feds say some US inmates get virus vaccine

US - States Are Shutting Down Prisons as Guards are Crippled By Covid-19

US - ‘People are terrified’: a coronavirus surge across California’s prisons renews calls for releases

US - Nearly all inmates in Alaska’s largest prison have contracted Covid-19

US - Number of unsentenced Alaskans behind bars climbs under COVID-19 court, prison constraints

US - Staff shortages, extended lockdowns in coronavirus-ridden Colorado prisons create “tenuous” situations

US - New York halts prison visitation as COVID cases spike among incarcerated, staff


India - ‘Prison population reduced by 10.42% between April and June’

India - COVID-19 Over 2.7K undertrials 41 convicts released in J K

Iran - Three prisoners die in Evin Prison due to Coronavirus infection

Israel shuts down Ramon prison due to COVID infections

Outcry after Israeli Minister Withholds COVID Vaccine from Palestinian Prisoners

Malaysia - Covid-19: Prisons Dept uses two SOPs to prevent infection among prison community

Myanmar – 55 more inmates get COVID-19 in Bago

Pakistan - Virus spreading rapidly in Sindh’s overcrowded jails

South Korea tries to contain coronavirus outbreak in prison


Virus besets Belarus prisons filled with president's critics

England and Wales - Covid has killed 16 prison staff and 2,000 are off sick with the virus

England and Wales - New Covid strain could see ‘heavy toll’ of infections in jails, warns former prisons watchdog

England and Wales - Coronavirus outbreak at The Mount prison in Hemel Hempstead

England and Wales - 'Special measures' in place amid Covid-19 outbreak on wing at Walton jail

England and Wales - Inmates at one of Wales' biggest prisons were locked down for 23 hours on Christmas Day

England and Wales - Fresh calls for answers over HMP Norwich coronavirus outbreak

England and Wales - Number of staff at Dartmoor Prison seriously reduced by Covid outbreak

England and Wales - How HMP Lowdham Grange battled back after 177 inmates caught coronavirus during outbreak

France - Prison de l’île de Ré : cinq membres du personnel testés positifs au Covid-19

Greece - New prison decongestion bill to introduce community service

Ireland - Covid-19: Staff at Wheatfield Prison test positive for virus

Ireland - Prisoners turn down temporary release over virus fears

Covid: Isle of Man Prison lockdown policy 'breached human rights'

Scotland - More than 17,000 ‘lifeline’ virtual prison visits held during pandemic

Number of remand prisoners in Scotland jumps despite plan to reduce jail population

Scotland - Hundreds of drug-related items confiscated from inmates in Glasgow prison since start of lockdown

Spanish Prisons Have Lowest Inmate Population in 10 Years

42 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in Turkey’s Düzce Prison as cases soar


News 18 December


Mozambique: Nyusi Announces Pardon for Prisoners


Canada - Disrupting volunteer-led prison programs cuts a fundamental lifeline for everyone in the system

Canada - Corrections confirms 80 inmates, 4 staff members infected with COVID-19 at Kingston prison

Canada - Legal groups say Ontario misled public with claim it reduced inmate population by 30 per cent early in pandemic

1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died

US - How COVID-19 Exposes America’s Addiction to Incarceration

US - ‘Of Course, It Feels Unsafe’: Colorado Prisons Face Staffing Crisis As Hundreds Of Guards, Inmates Sickened

US - Covid-19 hospitalizations at Illinois corrections department leave incarcerated peoples’ loved ones in the dark

US - Michigan prisoner deaths from COVID-19 surpass 100

US - New York prisons see over 2,000 COVID cases amid calls for transparent testing data


India - Post Covid, 1,356 prisoners walk free from Ludhiana jails

Malaysia - EMCO at Kluang prison and its quarters due to spike in Covid-19 cases

Malaysia - Covid-19: Spike in Melaka cases due to influx of prisoners from Kajang, Sg Buloh prisons


France - Prison de Condé. Huit membres du personnel atteints du Covid-19 : un dépistage massif prévu


News 17 December


U.S. lawmakers press prison authorities on inmate COVID-19 vaccination plans

US - COVID Cases in Prisons and ICE Immigration Jails Surpass 250,000

US - Incarcerated Populations Served as Super-Spreaders in Many Communities: Study

US (California) - Hundreds of state prison inmates in San Diego County sickened with COVID-19

US (California) - During the pandemic, chaplains are a lifeline for inmates

US - Oregon faces precarious legal position as COVID-19 in prisons lawsuit proceeds

US (New Mexico) - Inmates sue prison, claim lack of COVID-19 safeguards


Beyond The Mahara Prison Riot: The Problems With Sri Lanka’s Penal System


England and Wales - Prison bosses refused to put HMP Frankland in 'full lockdown' despite rising coronavirus cases

Ireland - Drug seizures at Cork prison showed little decrease in 2020 despite Covid-19 restrictions

WHO experts to check ability of Ukrainian prisons to resist outbreaks of diseases


News 16 December


Belize - Home Affairs Minister hands over personal protective equipment to Central Prison

Canada - The pandemic has offered a look at prison reform possibilities

US - COVID-19 Underscores Prison Labor Exploitation Crisis

US - Prisoners have been excluded from Covid vaccine plans. And health experts are sounding the alarm

US (Nebraska) - Prison visitations will be back at five facilities

US (Pennsylvania) - PSCOA calls for statewide prison lockdown and suspension of inmate transfers

US - California sheriff refusing to comply with order to release inmates due to COVID

US - Report: Corrections officials in Louisiana failed to protect inmates, staff from COVID-19

US - Prisons, inmates and their families dispute Delaware's response to COVID-19 outbreak


India - Post unlockdown: Prison population increases to 31,000 in Maharashtra

India - Maharashtra: Study spanning 11 jails throws light on experiences of prisoners meeting families

Malaysia - 11,000 undocumented migrants to be deported to reduce prison overcrowding

Pakistan - COVID-19 cases in Sindh's prisons spike from 31 to 112 in 10 days

Pakistan - Jail inmates suffer unheard: Amid pandemic, centenarian prisoner dies


England and Wales - 'People need to know' - call for clarity over prison Covid-19 outbreak

England and Wales - Covid: Lincoln Prison outbreak linked to high levels of virus

Scotland - More than 760 days lost due to Covid-19 at north-east prison


News 15 December


Canada - 24 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

US - Researchers Estimate Mass Incarceration Contributed To More Than Half A Million Additional Cases Of COVID-19 Over The Summer

US (California) - Judge Orders 50 Percent Reduction in Orange County Jail Population due to COVID-19

US (North Carolina) - Expert, judge plan closer look at how NC prisons decide who to release for COVID

US - Federal prison workers to start getting vaccinated Wednesday

US (New Hampshire) - COVID-19 cases among state prison inmates skyrocket to 152, with 31 in Berlin facility

US - Almost 25% in Wyoming Corrections System Positive for COVID

US (Oregon) - Indigenous inmates, volunteers navigate a year without ceremonies, celebrations


16 inmates in one Turkish prison diagnosed with COVID-19 as cases soar

News 12 – 14 December


Canada - Twenty-five inmates at a Toronto prison test positive for coronavirus

Q&A: The COVID-19 Crisis in Mexico’s Prisons

US (Texas) - Prisoners Are Setting Fires To Protest Pandemic Conditions

US (California) - High-Risk Inmates Aren’t Prioritized In State’s Early Releases

US (California) - Coronavirus numbers for inmates soar across the state

US - Mass. Prisoners Among The First To Get COVID Vaccines

US - Washington Dept. of Health not advising prison system on COVID, despite outbreaks

US (Washington) - Mock funeral asks for prison COVID-19 safety

US - Hawaii sees 3 more coronavirus deaths and 90 new infections; Honolulu prison cluster grows


Pakistan: Overcrowding in Pakistan’s prisons is a ticking time bomb

Pakistan - Kohat jail houses over 500 inmates against capacity for 108

Fear of contracting COVID-19 led to Sri Lanka prison riot: Probe panel

Sri Lanka - Coronavirus prison cluster exceeds 3000


England and Wales - COVID-19 outbreak at Lincoln prison

England and Wales - Outbreak of coronavirus at Nottinghamshire prison is causing major spike in district

England and Wales - Coronavirus outbreak at HMP Bedford leads to 24 hour lockdown and ‘mini riots’ by inmates

England and Wales - Part of Elmley Prison, Sheppey, isolated for second time amid Covid-19 outbreak


Australia (Victoria) - Lawyers call for an end to mandatory quarantine for new prisoners

New Zealand - Person held for 273 days in Christchurch prison due to Covid travel disruption

New Zealand - Surprise inspection finds 'deeply concerning' issues at Auckland Prison in Paremoremo

News 11 December

Worldwide COVID-19 Decarceration: A Lost Opportunity

Experts call to include prisons in COVID-19 vaccine plans


COVID-19 aggravating Brazil’s Jails Crisis

Canada - Young people facing serious new hurdles in justice system amid COVID-19, advocates warn

US - Advocates concerned over COVID-19 outbreaks, no running water inside Arizona prisons

US - 12th Iowa prison inmate dies from COVID-19 complications

US (Pennsylvania) - COVID-19 outbreak at Philly jails panics staff and prisoners ‘in the eye of the storm’

US (Virginia) - Inmates frustrated by COVID-19 Prison Spike: ‘Nobody really cares’


Pakistan - Rights bodies concerned at prisons overcrowding during second wave

Following deadly riot, spotlight on Sri Lanka’s prison conditions


England and Wales - Ten staff members and seven prisoners test positive for Covid at Doncaster prison

Italy - COVID: Infected jail inmates pass 1,000

Northern Ireland - In-person prison visiting allowed in run up to Christmas but festive leave scheme paused because of Covid


News 10 December


Canada - La moitié des détenus de la prison de Percé déclarés positifs à la COVID-19

US - Gaps Found in State Plans to Give Incarcerees COVID Vaccine

US - Justice Dept. Sues Alabama Over Prison Conditions

US (Nevada) - Prison officials defend response to pandemic as cases near 1,600, death toll hits 7

US - Oregon Prison Inmates Promised Early Release Due to COVID-19 Are Still Waiting

US - Colorado prison has one of the worst federal facility outbreaks in US

US - Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Reduces Prison Population By Record-Setting 3,471 Since March 1

US (Washington) - WA Inmates Say They're Retaliated Against For Getting COVID-19


Cambodia - Concerns over prisoners’ health due to COVID-19

Cambodia: Urgently Protect Prisoners from COVID-19

Malaysia - Rais: Both Houses to meet with Home Ministry over overcrowding in prisons and Covid-19

Pakistan - Over 100 prisoners relocated after Covid detection in jail


England and Wales - Covid: Restrictions at Bedford jail have 'significant impact' on inmates

England and Wales - UK youth jail rebuked for keeping new inmates in solitary for two weeks


News 9 December


Belize Central Prison down to zero Covid-19 cases

Canada - B.C. Appeal Court ruling latest decision to recognize COVID-19 risk in sentencing

US - COVID-19 Has Killed More Prisoners in 2020 Than the Death Penalty Has in 43 Years

US - Covid-19 vaccine distribution must prioritize prisoners. The virus is killing more of them.

US - Rising Jail Admissions Called New COVID-19 Threat

US - Infected Behind Bars: Michigan Covid Cases Include 16,000 From State Prisons

US - The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Exposed The Absurdities Of New York’s Parole System

US (New York) - Auburn, Cayuga prisons suspend inmate visitation due to COVID-19 outbreaks

US (Arizona) - 655 inmates at Yuma Prison test positive for coronavirus


India - High Powered Committee to direct return of on-parole prisoners released from jail amid COVID-19 without delay: State tells Kerala High Court

Malaysia - Covid-19: More than 2k prisoners and detainees have tested positive since May

Sri Lanka - Special COVID-19 Treatment Centres for Prison Inmates – NOCPCO Task Force


News 8 December


Canada - Internal report highlights ongoing problems in N.W.T. correction centres

US (Texas) - ‘Alarming’ COVID-19 cases among Fort Worth prison staff reach all-time high

US (Pennsylvania) - Pa. prisons won’t mandate COVID tests for staff, even as outbreaks grow frequent and deadly

US (Washington) - ‘Extreme stress’: Inmates at state’s first prison to face an outbreak watch cases surge again

US - Fewer Ohio Inmates During Pandemic, But ACLU Still Concerned


Malaysia - Senators support prison reform motion

Sri Lanka - Early release for drug addicted inmates

UAE- 540 inmates in Sharjah prison e-meet loved ones amid Covid-19 pandemic

Uzbek President Marks Constitution Day With Pardons, Easing Sentences Of Dozens Of Convicts


England and Wales - Spike in violence after coronavirus lockdown in Chelmsford Prison

Ireland - Inmates should be among first to get Covid-19 vaccine, says prison service

Turkey - COVID-19 spreads very fast in prison, warns rights organization

News 5-7 December


Canada - Remand numbers for Saskatoon jail show people awaiting trial outnumber guilty behind bars

Canada - Inmate alleges pandemic mishandling at Calgary Remand Centre, where outbreak has infected 195

Trinidad & Tobago - Visits to resume at prisons

US - COVID-19 Has Reshaped the Justice System; But Will It Last?

US - Covid-19 is raging through overcrowded California prisons

US (California) - Amid virus outbreaks, majority of medically high-risk prisoners were not considered for release

US (New York) - State: Fewer parole decisions amid pandemic part of prison trend

US - 8 ways Michigan is trying to prevent rapid spread of COVID-19 in prisons, according to governor

US - Three Pennsylvania prisoners died of COVID-19 this weekend

US - More than 1,100 Nevada prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19


India - Women prisoners in Thane and Kalyan jail battle depression as they cannot meet kin

India - Karnataka: Prisoners can meet family via video call

Malaysia - Senate panel calls for reforms to ease prison congestion

Sri Lanka - Over 2000 prison-associated cases of COVID-19

Sri Lanka - 8,000 prison inmates expected to be released before 31 Dec.: Lohan Ratwatte

Thai king pardons, issues amnesty to tens of thousands in prison


Cyprus - Coronavirus: prison ‘not impacted’ by inmate and staff cases, authorities say

England and Wales - Hundreds of immigration detainees held in jails ‘blocked from accessing legal advice’ during pandemic

England and Wales - Coronavirus outbreak confirmed at Norwich Prison

Ireland - Prisoners allowed one visit over Christmas period due to Covid-19

Isle of Man - Cell phones for prison inmates

News 4 December


US - Why Inmates Should Be at the Front of the Vaccination Lines

US - 200+ Health Experts Urge Biden to Reduce 'Dangerously Overcrowded' Prisons During Pandemic

US (New York) - Cuomo loosens reins on prison access for oversight group

US - As New York Coronavirus Metrics Worsen, State Prisons See Outbreaks

US (Missouri) - Jackson County jail a ‘cesspool’ of germs as COVID outbreak infects dozens, inmate says


India - E-mulakat facility for prisoners

Pakistan - Sindh’s prisons beat the virus odds

Saudi Arabia - Justice Ministry expands remote prosecution services

Sri Lanka - Special plan to counter COVID-19 spread in prisons


News 3 December


Ghana - 54 prison officers, 44 inmates contracted COVID-19 since March – Superintendent Atsem reveals


Canada - Saskatoon jail outbreak sparks discussion about alternatives to incarceration

Canada - Autre éclosion de COVID-19 dans une prison de la Gaspésie

US - Officials Spar Over Covid Spread Through Prison System

US - Visitation suspended at Tennessee prisons due to rise in COVID-19 cases

US - COVID-19 Continues To Spread Through Michigan’s Prison Population

US - Florida Inmate COVID-19 Deaths Up To 189


England and Wales - Lancashire prison dealing with 'large outbreak' of coronavirus cases

Greece - 46 inmates, one employee test positive for coronavirus in Larissa prison


News 2 December


Malawi Prisons Registers No Covid-19

Zimbabwe - State Ordered To Supply Water Daily To Chikurubi Prison Inmates


Canada - Calls grow louder to get remanded prisoners, other offenders out of Saskatoon Correctional Centre

US - Food Insecurity and Collateral Consequences of Punishment Amidst the COVID‐19 Pandemic

US - Texas to shutter three more prisons as units face critical staffing shortages

US - COVID-19 Infections Hit Record High In California Prisons

US - Delaware reports new COVID cases in prisons

US (Rhode Island) - Medical director for RI prisons quits as coronavirus cases spike

US - Second Alaska inmate dies with COVID-19 as cases surge in state’s largest prison

US - Four Colorado DOC prisoners die within past week of COVID-19, officials report


India - Panel endorses extension of bails to 3,499 prisoners

Sri Lanka to release hundreds of inmates as death toll from prison riot rises


England and Wales - Lindholme prison coronavirus regime too 'restrictive'

Guernsey - Covid Means I Can't See My Partner In Prison. It’s Torture

Switzerland - Deux prisons entières en isolement


News 1 December


Kenya - 11 convicts test positive for COVID-19 in Maralal Prison


Bahamas - Prison commissioner defends health and dietary protocol for inmates

Canada - Jail COVID numbers continue to rise with inmates living in confined quarters

Canada - Inmates triple-bunked at Calgary Remand Centre despite 'significant' COVID-19 outbreak: defence lawyer

US - Prisons Are Covid-19 Hotbeds. When Should Inmates Get the Vaccine?

US - Prison population in Illinois battling COVID-19 outbreaks

US - Two Ohio Prison Officers Die From COVID-19

US (North Carolina) - Three NC prison facilities close over COVID surge

US - Report: Washington prisons officials botched response to COVID-19 outbreak at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center


India - Prisoners released during pandemic in UP, asked to return to jail

Sri Lanka - Govt. answerable for Prison safety of prisoners: Opposition


England and Wales - HMP Lowdham Grange provides update on coronavirus cases inside prison

Italy - COVID: Almost 1,000 prison inmates infected