Our overarching societal goals of delivering safety and well-being for all require securing the foundations of mental and physical health, freedom from violence, freedom of movement, housing security, food security, access to opportunity, and undistorted recognition of one’s full personhood.
Esta ficha informativa proporciona los datos necesarios sobre COVID-19 y la vacuna contra COVID-19 para los seres queridos de las personas que están encarceladas.
History shows that prisons, jails, and detention centers are not designed to be sites of health care and well-being. They are sites of punishment with a track record of unethical, inhumane, and degrading treatment of individuals. These problems make even more important the need to 1) understand what COVID-19 is and 2) choose options that both safeguard constitutional rights and protect the health of your loved ones.
Addressing the Public Health Crisis of U.S. Carceral Facilities: An Integrated and Equitable Approach
The SARS-CoV-2 virus and resultant coronavirus disease (COVID19) have caused unprecedented suffering among incarcerated individuals since the beginning of the pandemic. Vaccines are a necessary but insufficient component to what should be a comprehensive, immediate, and ethical response to COVID-19 in carceral settings across the United States.
COVID-19 y la vacuna contra COVID-19: lo que debe saber para las personas en prisiones, cárceles y centros de detención
Esta ficha informativa proporciona los datos necesarios sobre COVID-19 y la vacuna contra COVID-19 para las personas que están encarceladas y sus seres queridos.
History shows that prisons, jails, and detention centers are not designed to be sites of health care and well-being. This information sheet provides necessary information about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are incarcerated.
“Covid-19 has exposed the inadequacy of the public health infrastructure in the United States and forced us to confront associated biosocial dynamics that are driving the pandemic, including poverty, structural racism, distrust, unequal access to health care, and other social sources. But perhaps no collective preexisting condition has been more acute and preventable than that associated with the U.S. system of mass incarceration.”