The Copenhagen Centre for Disaster Research
and the School of Global Health at the University of Copenhagen are pleased to
invite you to an online discussion on the impact of COVID-19 in prisons and on
people living in prisons.
The CONVERGE Working Group on Prisons and Prisoners in
COVID-19 aims to assess the impacts of COVID-19 in prisons and
explore associated responses from governments, prison administrations, people
in prison and associated stakeholders. Documenting and understanding the
diversity and scope of such impacts and initiatives in different cultural,
economic and political settings, and within the scope of existing disaster risk
reduction, public health and detention policies, is essential to meaningfully
inform approaches to improve the health and wellbeing of prisoners and
ultimately uphold their human rights.
The online event will present preliminary themes emerging
from an ongoing working group study with a particular focus on Peru, Russia and
the United States of America.
Gaillard, Professor, The University of Auckland
Chmutina, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University
De, Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology
Merken, Assistant Professor, Indiana University South Bend
Purdam, Research Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Moderator: Emmanuel Raju, Associate Professor, University