Litigation Alert: The Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prisons, and the 8th Amendment

Prison officials and correctional healthcare providers are doing their best to follow community guidance and best practices in corrections to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into their facilities and address the virus if it is detected in their populations. The National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC), a leading prison healthcare organization, has provided management and…


First UK Prison Covid-19 Death Confirmed

UNITED KINGDOM — An 84-year-old man has become the first British prisoner to die after contracting coronavirus. The inmate at HMP Littlehey, a category C male sex offenders’ prison in Cambridgeshire, died in hospital on Sunday. He reportedly had underlying health issues. A HM Prison Service spokesman said: “Our thoughts are with his family at…


Calculate Your Coronavirus Check

The U.S. government is about to send checks — or direct deposits — to most Americans to help people survive financially as much of the economy shuts down in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Bipartisan legislation passed by the Senate on Wednesday evening — which still must be passed by the House —…