Prisons and health: Partnership for Health in the Criminal Justice System

The Partnership for Health in the Criminal Justice System website provides prison health-related resources supplied by WHO/Europe and partner organizations. It covers prison health information in the fields of: human rights and medical ethics, communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases, risk factors and prison health management.

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People in prisons should not be left behind amid COVID-19 vaccination

People living and working in prisons should not be neglected as national programmes of COVID-19 vaccination roll out across the WHO European Region and globally. That is the main message of a recent article published by WHO/Europe in the Lancet journal.


People in prison are deprived of their freedom - they should not be deprived of their health



WHO/Europe works closely with organizations to promote health and tackle health inequalities in correctional settings. These organizations contribute significantly through information dissemination, networking and good practice sharing.

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