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Rationing Behind Bars: Resource Allocation in Jails and Prisons During COVID-19

Brendan Saloner, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle fall 2020
Duration 24 months
Amount $246,449

COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge in jails and prisons, raising stark health care rationing decisions. This project will address the bioethical challenges related to allocation of medical resources during the pandemic. The project will develop an ethical framework to decision-making processes. This will be informed by interviews with correctional clinicians and administrators and people who were incarcerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimately, the project will help decision-makers integrate ethical analysis into their long-term planning related to public health emergencies.