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.
Rationing Behind Bars: Resource Allocation in Jails and Prisons During COVID-19
Johns Hopkins University