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Special Issue of Victims & Offenders: Assessing the Global Response to COVID-19 Outbreaks in Prisons, Jails, and Community Corrections during the Pandemic

Section 1: Global Impact Assessment

  1. The Global Impact of the Pandemic on Institutional and Community Corrections: Assessing Short-Term Crisis Management and Long-Term Change Strategies, Kathryn M. Nowonty, Department of Sociology, University of Miami and Alex Piquero, Chair & Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Criminology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; axp1954@miami.edu 
  2. Commentary: Assessing the Global Impact of the Covid-19 Outbreak on Prison Populations, Catherine Heard, Senior Research Fellow, Director of the World Prison Research Programme; catherine.heard@bbk.ac.uk 
  3. An Imperfect Storm: Identifying the Root Causes of Reported COVID-19 Outbreaks in Prisons Globally, James Byrne and Sabrina S. Rapisarda, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Don Hummer, Penn State, Harrisburg, and Kimberly R. Kras, Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, San Diego State University; profbyrne7@gmail.com

Section 2: Africa Regional Overview and Reports from Kenya & South Africa

  1. Africa: The Impact of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Africa's Largest Prisons on Inmates and Staff, Sabrina S. Rapisarda and James Byrne, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell; sabrina_rapisarda@uml.edu
  2. Kenya: The Silver Lining in the Covid-19 Cloud: An Appraisal of Accelerated Prison Decongestion in Kenya, Dr. Mercy Deche, School of Law, University of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kenya, and Dr. Conrad Bosire, National Council on Administration of Justice, Nairobi, Kenya; mercy@mercyconsultants.com
  3. South Africa: The Social and Environmental Implications of the Novel Coronavirus on Institutional and Community Corrections in South Africa, Kimberly R. Kras, Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, San Diego State University, and Lincoln Fitz, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa; kkras@sdsu.edu

Section 3: Asia Regional Overview and Reports from China, South Korea, Pakistan, India, and the Philippines

  1. Asia: The Impact of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Asia's Largest Prisons on Inmates and Staff, Sabrina S. Rapisarda and James Byrne, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell; sabrina_rapisarda@uml.edu
  2. China: The Correctional System's Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic and Its Implications for Prison Reform in China, Spencer Li, Professor, University of Macao, Macao, China, and Tzu-Hsuan, Assistant Professor at School of Political Science and Public Administration, Huaqiao University, Amoy, China; spencerli@um.edu.mo
  3. India and Pakistan: Lock Unlock: The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Security in Pakistani and Indian Prisons, Jared Dmello, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Texas A&M International University, and Sheetal Ranjan, Professor and Graduate Director, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, USA; jared.dmello@tamiu.edu
  4. Philippines: National Responses for Persons Deprived of Liberty during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Philippines, Michael Cahapay, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Mindanao State University, General Santos City, Philippines; mbcahapay@up.edu.ph
  5. South Korea: South Korea's Responses regarding Mitigating the COVID-19 Crisis behind Bars, Claire Seungeun Lee, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Claire_Lee@uml.edu

Section 4: Latin and South America Regional Overview and Reports from Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

  1. South/Latin America: The Impact of COVID-19 Outbreaks in South America's Largest Prisons on Inmates and Staff, Sabrina S. Rapisarda, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lina Maria Marmolejo, George Mason University, and James Byrne, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell; sabrina_rapisarda@uml.edu
  2. Brazil: The Brazilian Penitentiary System under the Threat of COVID-19, Ludmila Ribeiro and Alexandre Diniz, Gerais Federal University, Minas, Brazil; ludmila.ribeiro@crisp.ufmg.br
  3. Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras--the Northern Triangle): Assessing the Effects of COVID-19 in Prisons in the Northern Triangle of Central America, Wayne J. Pitts, Transnational Crime and Justice Research Program, Division for Applied Justice Research, RTI International, Durham, North Carolina, and Christopher Inkpen, Corrections and Reentry Research Program, Division for Applied Justice Research, RTI International, Durham, North Carolina; wpitts@rti.org
  4. South America (Argentina, Colombia, Chile) and Mexico (North America): Responding to COVID-19 in Latin American jails and prisons: The Cases of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico, Lina Maria Marmolejo, PhD Candidate, George Mason University, Daniela Barberi, PhD Candidate, George Mason University, Olga Espinoza, Adjunct Professor, Universidad de Chile, Chile, Marcelo Bergman, Professor and director, Centro de Estudios Latinoamericano sobre Inseguridad y Violencia (CELIV), Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina, and Gustavo Fondevila, Professor and researcher, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), México; lmarmole@gmu.edu
  5. Mexico: Provider Women and Dependent Men: Covid-19 and Gender Roles in Mexican Prisons, Carolina Agoff, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico, Sveinung Sandberg, Professor, University of Oslo (UIO), Norway, and Gustavo Fondevila, Professor and researcher, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico; agoff@correo.crim.unam.mx

Section 5: Europe Regional Overview and Reports from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Russia, Romania, Sweden, and the United Kingdom

  1. Europe: The Impact of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Europe's Largest Prisons on Inmates and Staff, Sabrina S. Rapisarda and James Byrne, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell; sabrina_rapisarda@uml.edu
  2. Germany: The Impact of Covid-19 on Prisons and Penal Policy in Germany, Dr. Frieder Dünkel, University of Greifswald, Faculty of Law and Economics, Department of Criminology; duenkel@uni-greifswald.de
  3. Italy: Fears of COVID-19 Contagion and the Italian Prison System Response, April Pattavina, Professor, and Michael Palmeiri, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell; April_pattavina@uml.edu
  4. Romania: An examination of the Romanian prison system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is 'zero cases' possible?, Ioan Durnescu, University of Bucharest; idurnescu@gmail.com
  5. Russia: The Penitentiary System of Russia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Global Challenge and Initial Results, Sergey Ovchinnikov, Deputy Head, Research Institute, FSP, Russia; mont80@mail.ru
  6. Spain and Portugal: Corrections and Crime in Spain and Portugal during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Impact, Prevention and Lessons for the Future, Santiago Redondo Illescas, Professor of Psychology and Criminology, and colleagues; s.redondoillescas@gmail.com
  7. Spain: Telematic Control and Semi-Freedom as a Response to the Pandemic: The Spanish Penitentiary System Experience, Esther Montero Pérez de Tudela, Jurist of Penitentiary Institutions, Professor of the Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Spain; e.monteroperezdetudela@gmail.com
  8. Sweden: Sweden's Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, Maria Lindstrom, Head of Planning Unit, Security Department, Emma Ahlstrand, Officer, Planning Unit, Security Department, and Jenny Kärrholm, Head of Research and Evaluation Unit, Swedish Prison and Probation Service, Norrkõping, Sweden; emma.ahlstrand@kriminalvarden.se
  9. United Kingdom: Responses Taken to Mitigate COVID-19 in Prisons in England and Wales, Pauline Brennan, Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Pauline_brennan@uml.edu

Section 6: North America Regional Overview and Reports from USA, and Canada

  1. North America: The Impact of COVID-19 Outbreaks in North America's Largest Prisons on Inmates and Staff, Sabrina S. Rapisarda, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Kimberly R. Kras, Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, San Diego State University, and James Byrne, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell; sabrina_rapisarda@uml.edu
  2. USA: Institutional Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in American Prisons, Meghan A. Novisky, Cleveland State University, Chelsey S. Narvey, Sam Houston State University, and Daniel C. Semenza, Rutgers University - Camden; m.novisky@csuohio.edu
  3. USA: United States Bureau of Prisons' Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Don Hummer, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, Penn State, Harrisburg; dch18@psu.edu
  4. USA: The Impact of Covid-19 on Community Corrections, Jill Viglione, Assistant Professor, Lucas M. Alward, Ashley Lockwood, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida, and Sara Bryson, Department of Criminal Justice, East Carolina University; Jill.Viglione@UCF.edu
  5. USA: The Response to the Covid-19 Crisis by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, John Wetzel and Janeen Davis, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections; dsahd@pa.gov
  6. USA: A Case Study of the Westchester County New York's Jail Response to COVID-19: Controlling COVID while Balancing Service Needs for the Incarcerated-A National Model for Jails, Kimberly Collica-Cox, Professor, Criminal Justice & Security?, Dyson College of arts and Sciences, PACE University, New York, and Louis Molina, WCDOC, Headquarters, New York; kcollicacox@pace.edu
  7. Canada: British Columbia Provincial Corrections' Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of Correctional Policy and Practice, Danielle Murdoch, Lecturer, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University; dmurdoch@sfu.ca
  8. Canada: Management of COVID-19 for Persons with Mental Illness in Secure Units: A Rapid International Review to Inform Practice in Québec, Ashley J. Lemieux, Ph.D., Planning, Programing, and Research Officer, Institut national de psychiatrie légale Philippe-Pinel, Montréal, Canada, Audrey-Anne Dumais Michaud, Institut national de psychiatrie légale Philippe-Pinel, Montréal and Department of Social Work, Université du Québec en Outaouais, St-Jéro^me, Canada, Jean Damasse, Julie-Katia Morin-Major, and Nguyen To Nhu, Centre intégré universitaire en santé et services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l'Est-de-l'I^le-de-Montréal, Montréal, Canada, Alain Lesage, Centre intégré universitaire en santé et services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l'Est-de-l'I^le-de-Montréal, Montréal and Department of Psychiatry and Addictions, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, and Anne G. Crocker, Institut national de psychiatrie légale Philippe-Pinel, Montréal, Canada, Department of Psychiatry and Addictions, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, and School of Criminology, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada; Ashley.lemieux.pinel@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Section 7: Oceania Regional Overview and Reports from Australia and New Zealand

  1. Oceania: The Impact of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Oceania's Largest Prisons on Inmates and Staff, Sabrina S. Rapisarda and James Byrne, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell; sabrina_rapisarda@uml.edu
  2. Australia: COVID-19 and Corrections in Australia: A Summary Review of the Available Data and Literature, Jason Payne, Associate Professor of Criminology, Deputy Associate Dean (Education) and Natalia Hanley, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University; jason.payne@anu.edu.au
  3. New Zealand: "We Must Go Hard and We Must Go Early": How New Zealand Halted Coronavirus in the Community and Corrections, Laura Murray and Kim Kras, Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, San Diego State University; kkras@sdsu.edu