COVID-19 and Australian prisons: human rights, risks, and responses

Cameron Stewart, George F. Tomossy, Scott Lamont, Scott Brunero

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Australian prisons are overpopulated with people suffering from numerous healthproblems. COVID-19 presents a significant threat to prisoner health. This articleexamines the current regulatory responses from Australian state and territorygovernments to COVID-19 and a recent case which tested the human rights ofprisoners during a pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-667
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bioethical Inquiry
Issue number4
Early online date9 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • COVID-19
  • prisoners
  • human rights


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