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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Special challenges in dealing the COVID-19 pandemic in Swiss prisons
Authors: Wegel, Melanie
Wardak, Sabera
Meyer, Darleen Jennifer
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1177/21582440221079789
Published in: SAGE Open
Volume(Issue): 12
Issue: 1
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Sage
ISSN: 2158-2440
Language: English
Subjects: Covid-19; Prison; Gefängnis; Prevention
Subject (DDC): 365: Penal institutions
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic was, and is, managed by prevention measures, based on limited contact in public spaces and general restrictions on freedom of movement. Especially social distancing needs space. So the question was investigated: How social distancing was implemented within the prison system? Reducing overcrowding and suspending prison sentences, are regarded as key elements in combating the pandemic in the justice system. Which further prevention measures could be concretely implemented in Swiss prisons to contain the pandemic? Which conditions as a framework were necessary for reaching this? To investigate this, the Swiss National Science Foundation funded a project for an analysis of institutional strategies in the implementation of prevention measures concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in prisons. Surveys were conducted in closed and open institutions of the judicial system across Switzerland, as well as in external residential and work settings, to document successful strategies and identify certain problems.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Social Work
Organisational Unit: Institute of Delinquency and Crime Prevention (IDK)
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