European responses to coronavirus in prisons

How does England and Wales compare in its response to coronavirus in prisons to the rest of Europe? 

We have compiled a list of European state responses to the virus in prisons based on 'Covid-19: What's happening in European prisons?' by the European Prison Observatory and 'Coronavirus: Prison fever' by Prison Insider. We note that there is a difference between announcements made and actual...

24 April 2020

Coronavirus in prisons in Europe

The majority of those infected with coronavirus are likely to experience mild symptoms and make a speedy recovery.

It is, though, known that certain population groups – particularly the elderly and those with underlying health conditions – are more vulnerable to a serious illness and, in relatively rare cases, death. Being able to take appropriate action to limit one’s exposure to coronavirus, such as regular...