Review: Justice Department inspector general to conduct remote inspections of federal prisons amid virus spread

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Review: Justice Department inspector general to conduct remote inspections of federal prisons amid virus spread

Review: Justice Department inspector general to conduct remote inspections of federal prisons amid virus spread

This story describes how hundreds of prisoners and staff in the federal prison systems have contracted the Coronavirus, resulting in Justice Department inspection to assess facility compliance with mitigation best practices.

The review will cover Bureau of Prisons facilities, halfway houses, and private prisons. According to the Associated Press, “451 federal inmates and 280 Bureau of Prisons staff members had tested positive for the virus. Seventeen infected inmates have died at federal prisons across the U.S. since late March.”

|2020-04-16T16:31:51-04:00April 16th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Justice Department inspector general to conduct remote inspections of federal prisons amid virus spread

About the Author: Ross Silverman

Ross Silverman
Ross D. Silverman, JD, MPH, is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health and Professor of Public Health and Law at Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He is a member of the IU Centers on Health Policy and Bioethics. His research focuses on public health and medical law, policy, and ethics, and law's impact on health outcomes and vulnerable populations. He also serves as Associate Editor on Legal Epidemiology for Public Health Reports, the official journal of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service. His most recent Covid-19 publications include: "Ensuring Uptake of Vaccines Against SARS-CoV-2" in the New England Journal of Medicine (with MM Mello & SB Omer), and "Covid-19: control measures must be equitable and inclusive" in BMJ (with ZD Berger, NG Evans & AL Phelan)

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