Original disclosure @ IADB website
Updated in EWS Oct 2, 2020
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The aim is to propose guidelines to implement a new comprehensive management model in the prison system to strengthen the institutional response capacity to a new public health crisis and to have a prison policy with a humanitarian vision and respect for human rights. In the short term, it will contribute to generating sanitary guidelines and contagion mitigation mechanisms; in the medium and long term, it will help to reduce overcrowding and incorporate secure technological solutions. This new prison management model will include: (i) care protocols for the physical, mental and social well-being of people deprived of liberty based on international standards, identifying best practices and lessons learned in adopting sanitary measures, alternative measures to incarceration to decongest the prisons and technology adoption; (ii) model project of innovative technological tools in prisons, following the protocols required to implement them, to facilitate remote communication, conduct virtual audiences, adopt telemedicine and tele-education practices.
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