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COVID-19 Information

The International Corrections and Prisons Association is committed to provide you with the most up-to-date information. As we are all experiencing the effects of the Global Pandemic of COVID-19, ICPA reached out to colleagues from across the world, with the idea to collect useful resources that could be implemented in our respective jurisdictions. Please feel free to download the documents below.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of our team at

1 USA - North Dakota North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Leann Bertsch - Director Download
2 USA - Oregon Oregon Department of Corrections Betty Bernt - Communications Manager Download
3 Canada The Canada OPCAT Project Dr Matthew Pringle - Project Initiator Download
3 Canada Correctional Service Canada Julie Renaud Senior Project Officer - Intergovernmental Relations Download
1 Argentina Federal Prison Service Emiliano Blanco - National Director Download (Spanish)
2 Brazil Departamento Penitenciário Nacional - DEPEN Fabiano Bordignon Download (English & Portuguese
3 Uruguay Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación Dr. Luis Javier Martinez - Jefe de Secretaría de la Dirección Download (Spanish)
4 Colombia Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y Carcelario Jhon Zacipa - Teniente Download (Spanish)
1 Bulgaria General Directorate "Execution of Sentences" Nadya Radkovska - Head of Department "International cooperation and training of staff"

Elena Churukova - Chief Expert in unit "International cooperation"

2 Poland Central Board of Prison Service Aleksandra Rogowska - Main Specialist Download
3 Romania National Administration of Penitentiaries Mr. Alexandru Negrici - International Cooperation Expert Download
4 Sweden Swedish Prison and Probation Service Ms. Karin Redbrandt - Desk Officer Download
5 Finland Criminal Sanctions Agency Mika Peltola - Coordinator for International Affairs Download
6 The Netherlands Custodial Institutions Agency Joost de Looff - Advisor Analysis Download
7 Czech Republic Prison Service of the Czech Republic Jiri Kawan - International Relations Officer Download
8 Estonia Estonian Prison Service Emma Bachmann - Advisor Download
9 Lithuania Prison Department of Lithuania Zydre Lebedeviene - International Cooperation Download
10 Kosovo Kosovo Correctional Service Ms.Pamela Wallace - Senior Corrections Advisor Download
11 Slovak Republic Corps of Prisons and Court Guard Ms Dominika Gubanova - Senior Officer for International Co-operation Download
12 Norway Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service Kim Ekhaugen - Director International Cooperation Download
13 Turkey General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses Ms Berfu Altay - Social Worker Download
1 Israel Israel Prison Service Orit Shohat Mandel - Head of International Relation and Public Information Branch Download
1 Ghana Ghana Prison Service Lawrence Acheampong - Medical Director Download
1 Hong Kong Hong Kong Correctional Services Wan Fung PANG - Officer (Research) Download
2 Macao SAR (China) Correctional Services Bureau Karen Vong - Head of Public Relations and Information Division Download
3 Pakistan Rehabilitation Department, Government of Sindh Mr Riaz Soomro - Secretary Download
4 Singapore Singapore Prison Service Melvin Lee - Staff Officer Download
1 Australia - Corrections Victoria Corrections Victoria Download
2 Australia - New South Wales Corrective Services New South Wales Download
2 Australia - New South Wales New South Wales Government Download
3 Australia - Queensland Queensland Corrective Services Fiona Patterson - Director, Strategic Policy Group, Strategic Futures Command Download
4 Australia - Western Australia Department of Corrective Services Western Australia Download
5 New Zealand Department of Corrections New Zealand Jo van den Berg - National Manager Business Partnering Download
1 Penal Reform International Download
2 Federal Bureau of Prisons - USA View
3 European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) View
4 Australian Government Website resources View
5 State Government Website resources - Australia View
6 State Government Website resources - Australia (FAQ in Mandarin) Download
7 Corrective Services News South Wales - Australia (Website resources) View
8 Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) (Live Map) View
9 American Correctional Association Resources View
10 Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH) View
11 United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations View
12 Correctional Service Canada View
13 Correctional Leaders Association (CLA) View
14 Worldometer - Covid-19 Real Time Stats View
15 Association for the Prevention of Torture View
16 Council of Europe Download (English)

Download (French)

17 EMORY University, USA Download
18 World Health Organisation (WHO) Download
19 National Institute of Corrections (NIC) View
20 Howard League for Penal Reform View
21 American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) View
22 Association for the Prevention of Torture - COVID-19 and Persons Deprived of Liberty Information Hub View
23 World Prison Brief - News on COVID-19 and prisons View
24 American Jail Association View
25 National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) View
26 Clinks View
27 Prison Insider View
28 IPS_Innovative Prison Systems - A Guide for Decision-Makers on Worldwide Practices and Recommendations Download
29 Open letter to Australian governments on COVID-19 and the criminal justice system Download
30 Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators (CJJA) View
31 Council of State Governments View
32 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) View
33 Major County Sheriffs of America Download
34 National Association of Counties (NACo) View
35 National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) View
36 National Commission on Correctional Health Care View
37 National Governors Association View
38 National League of Cities View
39 National Police Foundation View
40 Community Oriented Correctional Health Services View
41 Fines And Fees Justice Center View
42 Justice Action Network View
43 Justice Collaborative View
44 The Justice Management Institute View
45 Vera Institute of Justice View
46 Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions United Nations Department of Peace Operations: Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Information Package in Places of Detention Download

Link to High-Resolution Files

47 Corrections Technology Association View
48 US Centers for Disease Control - COVID-19 Correctional Guidance Plan & Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease Download
49 European Prison Observatory View

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