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Special Challenges in dealing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Swiss Prisons

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posted on 2021-05-07, 21:17 authored by Melanie WegelMelanie Wegel, sabera wardak, Darleen Jennifer Meyer
Within a research project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation the implementation of COVID-19 prevention strategies in prisons allover Switzerland were focused. This paper presents an example of the prevention strategy of a closed prison, which faced particular challenges in the implementation of social distancing measures due to its special architecture and limited space.


Swiss National Science Foundation

Federal Department of Economic Affairs Education and Research

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  • Switzerland

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  • Higher Education Researcher

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Zurich University of Applied Sciences

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The management of the prisons described in the report has exempted the team of authors from anonymisation for the purpose of this publication. A written statement is available to the team of authors.


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