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COVID-19 Threats to Detention Center/Prison Populations
As a severely infectious disease, COVID-19 poses a particular threat to prison and immigration detention center populations. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) will host a conversation with medical, human rights, and correctional facility and detention center experts on the U.S. and international response to the danger of contagion in these densely populated environments. Panelists will discuss protocols for quarantine and inmate/detainee release, questions concerning access to care for inmates and staff, and how judgments being made today will shape the landscape of legal precedent going forward.

Please join PHR for this conversation on Thursday, April 23, from 2:00 to 3:00 EDT.

PHR’s senior medical advisor, Dr. Ranit Mishori, professor of family medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, will moderate a conversation with:

Dr. Scott Allen is a professor emeritus of medicine and former chair of medicine and associate dean of academic affairs at the University of California, Riverside. He is co-founder and co-director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at Brown University and serves as medical advisor to PHR’s work on health in detention.

Eunice Cho is senior staff attorney at the ACLU National Prison Project, where she focuses on challenging unconstitutional conditions in U.S. immigration detention facilities. Ms. Cho is leading the ACLU’s litigation efforts around COVID-19 in immigration detention centers.

Gerald Staberock is secretary general of the World Organisation Against Torture in Geneva, Switzerland, and a longtime expert on human rights and confinement and global prison conditions and monitoring.

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Please submit questions for consideration at webinar@phr.org. Panelists will answer selected questions during the question and answer portion of the webinar.

Apr 23, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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