PRI resources and collateral:
Event recording: ‘COVID-19 in prisons: vaccinations and responses’, held by PRI, WHO Europe & UNODC, 17 May 2021
PRI Report: ‘Global Prison Trends 2021’, 12 May 2021
Expert blog: ‘Covid-19 in prisons: why prioritising staff and prison populations for vaccination matters’, 18 February 2021
PRI Report: Coronavirus: Preventing harm and human rights violations in criminal justice systems, 14 July 2020
PRI Briefing note: ‘Coronavirus: Healthcare and human rights of people in prison’, 16 March 2020
PRI Report: ‘Global Prison Trends 2020’, 22 April 2020
PRI educational posters for criminal justice practitioners to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in:
Resources by external stakeholders:
Justice Project Pakistan interactive global map: ‘Infections and deaths related to Covid-19 in prisons across the world’
World Health Organisation Europe guidance: ‘Why people living and working in detention facilities should be included in national COVID-19 vaccination plans’, 28 May 2021
World Health Organisation Europe guidance: ‘WHO COVID-19 prison surveillance protocol: monitoring and reporting COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention’, 2021
World Health Organisation Europe guidance: ‘Preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention’, updated 8 February 2021 in English
World Health Organisation Europe checklist: ‘Checklist to evaluate preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention’, 9 April 2020
Information package (including posters etc) produced by several UN agencies for detention facilities, available in several languages: E-book / Full versions with high-resolution printable versions.
Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights and World Health Organisation guidance: ‘Interim Guidance on COVID-19: Focus on Persons Deprived of Their Liberty’ (PDF), 27 March 2020.
Association for the Prevention of Torture information hub: ‘Covid-19 and persons deprived of liberty information hub‘, of which PRI is a contributor
Prison Insider webpages: Overview of the consequences of the pandemic on the living conditions in prisons
UNICEF and the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action technical note: ‘Technical Note: COVID-19 and Children Deprived of their Liberty’ (PDF), 26 March 2020
International Corrections & Prisons Association, Expert Network on External Prison Oversight & Human Rights Newsletter
International Partnership for Human Rights: ‘COVID-19 and its impact on prison monitoring and freedom of expression’ (also available in Russian and Tajik)
Learn more about why people in prison and prison staff are vulnerable to COVID-19 here and PRI’s work combating COVID-19 in places of detention here.