Originally published by Human Rights Watch on 19/03/2020


Refer to “Protect people in custody and in institutions” section. This section provides a summary of COVID-19 related issues in various jurisdictions, as well recommendations for detained persons. This includes: – appropriate supervised or early release of low-risk detainees (e.g., those scheduled for early release, those who are in pre-trial detention for non-violent and lesser offenses, or whose continued detention is similarly unnecessary or not justified); – release of people with underlying health conditions; and – public release of plans of action to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection in their facilities;.