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Gaol Fever: What COVID-19 Tells us about the War on Drugs

Rick Lines Orcid Logo, Naomi Burke-Shyne, Giada Girelli

Health and Human Rights Journal

Swansea University Author: Rick Lines Orcid Logo

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This Health and Human Rights Journal Viewpoint explores the link between prison overcrowding, punitive drugs laws and the COVID-19 response. Using historical cases of 'gaol fever' in British prisons as a reference point, it makes the case that the COVID-19 pandemic should lead to a radical...

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Published: 2020
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description This Health and Human Rights Journal Viewpoint explores the link between prison overcrowding, punitive drugs laws and the COVID-19 response. Using historical cases of 'gaol fever' in British prisons as a reference point, it makes the case that the COVID-19 pandemic should lead to a radical rethinking of the drug laws that drive mass incarceration. The commentary includes a table that documents for the first time COVID-19 related prisoner releases in over 50 countries.
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