Public Defenders

COVID-19 Risks and Impacts on Prisoners and Communities

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Updated 31.7.2020

This chapter collates published research, government and parliamentary committee reports, and academic commentary in relation to COVID-19 which may be relevant to sentence and bail proceedings, law reform and policy decisions. The purpose of this document is to collate and complement the growing number of resources available which address the risks and impact of COVID-19 on prisoners and the community.

Note: The NSW Public Defenders website provides a comprehensive resource collating updated COVID-19 material for practitioners, including case law: COVID-19 Resources for Criminal Lawyers.