RE-ENVISIONING HEALTH & JUSTICE
exploring the intersection of incarceration and health inequality
The UNC Re-Envisioning Health and Justice Lab was formed in 2016 with the purpose of better understanding the full impact of mass incarceration on the health and well-being of the individual and the community.
SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH: VACCINES IN CORRECTIONAL SETTINGS
Experts from seven of the nation's top universities urge health officials to prioritize incarcerated persons and correctional staff in early phase distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines. Incarcerated populations are among the highest risk for exposure to the virus and, due to higher rates of underlying health conditions, face the greatest risk of life-threatening complications.
In their white paper, Drs. Emily Wang, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Lisa Puglisi, and Bruce Western lay out four recommendations for the planned inclusion of persons living and working in correctional settings for receiving vaccination.