In the interests of sharing information from partners and other agencies please find the list below of other Covid-19 related webinars which are relevant to prisons and corrections. Note that these webinars are not organised by ICPA, you must contact the event organisers for any information.
If you have an upcoming webinar and wish to share this here, please email C19PrisonsTaskforce@icpa.org.
Thursday, 7th May 2020 @ 1700 EEST
Viral Threat within Prison Walls: The Corona War of the Wardens
Organisers: International Institute for Migration and Security Research
Speaker: Col. (ret.) Natan Paz – highly esteemed international lecturer who has more than 24 years of experience in prison management and in the fine units of the special forces of Israel. He is a former head of the national prison special intelligence unit DROR and former commander of RAMON- the prison with the maximum level of security. Together with him, we will discuss how to protect prisons from an outbreak of the Coronavirus? Is there a right way to implement a prisoner releasing tool? What do we do with new detainees?
If you are interested in the topic, do not miss to register here: https://forms.gle/FAAAZ1PccctiBN9c7
Wednesday, 6th May 2020
State Prisons and COVID-19
Organisers: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
How should directors of state prison systems respond to the current pandemic? Patricia Caruso and Harold Clarke will draw on their decades of experience to address the particular challenges posed by COVID-19. They will consider possible solutions, including steps to protect both the incarcerated population and staff, repurposing prison garment shops to produce protective gear for people on the front lines, and responsible early release—all with the aim of contributing to lasting public safety. We welcome the participation of people who are directly impacted by crime and punishment in the Q and A portion of the program. Subsequent Radcliffe programming will seek to feature the perspectives of currently and formerly incarcerated individuals and of their families.
• Patricia Caruso, former director, Michigan Department of Corrections
• Harold Clarke, director, Virginia Department of Corrections; former director, Massachusetts Department of Corrections and Nebraska Department of Correctional Services; and former secretary, Washington State Department of Corrections
• Kaia Stern, practitioner in residence: law, education, and justice at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and cofounder and director of the Prison Studies Project, Harvard University
An audience Q&A will follow the discussion. Registration is required for this Zoom webinar. Instructions to sign up for a Radcliffe Zoom event can be found by visiting the event website at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2020-state-prisons-covid-19-virtual.
This event is free. All are welcome to attend.