With the global shortage of protective equipment a number of agencies are using their prison industries programmes to produce items such as facemasks, cleaning solutions and disinfectants, alcohol-based and alcohol-free sanitisers, textiles and disposable/reusable apparel.
The ICPA C19 Prisons Taskforce continues its initiative for creating a resource page for the self-manufacturing of PPE. This initiative seeks contributions from prison industries worldwide to share their technical specifications and procedures for the in-house manufacturing of such products which can be used for inmates, correctional staff and also for national distribution in the absence of any commercial availability or lack of funds.
If you work in Prison Industries and are currently manufacturing PPE please help by contributing your knowledge to this resource.
A number of jurisdictions have already provided such documentation and is now accessible via our resource page.
Agencies who are considering implementing any of these manufacturing programmes are welcome to contact us for more information and advice.