Argentina

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 1539 ; Deceased prisoners: 53

Bahamas
Barbados
Belize

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 24

Bermuda
Bolivia

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 91+; Deceased prisoners: 41+

Brazil

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 37.796; Deceased prisoners: 122

Canada

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 576; Deceased prisoners: 3

Chile

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 1.853; Deceased prisoners: 16

Colombia

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 17.537; Deceased prisoners: 84

Costa Rica

Confirmed cases among prisoners: 1746 ; Deceased prisoners: 12

Cuba

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 0

Dominica
Ecuador

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 500 ; Deceased prisoners: 10

United States

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 194,256; Deceased prisoners: 1342

Guatemala

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 201; Deceased prisoners: 18

Guyana

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 140

Haiti

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 70

Honduras

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 902; Deceased prisoners: 2

Cayman Islands

Confirmed cases amongst inmates: 2

British Virgin Islands
Jamaica

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 7

Mexico

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 3,092; Deceased prisoners: 263

Nicaragua

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 9; Deceased prisoners: 9

Panama

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 1297 ; Deceased prisoners: 6

Paraguay

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 140 ; Deceased prisoner: 1

Peru

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 2 606 ; Deceased prisoners: 249

Puerto Rico

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 10

Dominican Republic

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 675; Deceased prisoners: 17

St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
El Salvador

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 1,000

Trinidad & Tobago

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners : 57

Uruguay

Confirmed cases amongst prisoners: 4

Venezuela

Confirmed case amongst prisoners: 85; Deceased prisoner: 1

Useful links

Reports.

  • The report by the Sociedad de Criminología Latinoamericana on the effects of the coronavirus in Latin American prisons

  • Summaries of LEASUR on the coronavirus in Chile prisons: March, April and May

  • The report from Venezuelan association Une ventana a la Libertad on the first 50 days of quarantine in the remand detention centres.

  • The report from the University of Andes Journalism School regarding the La Modeloprison riot on the 21 March

Appeals and recommendations.

  • The recommendations for the Latin American authorities on the treatment of women prisoners during the pandemic, produced by the Centro de Estudios y Acción por la Justicia -CEA (Mexico), Justicia-Asociación Civil (Mexico), and the Psychology Department of Chili University

  • The press release of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the conditions of detention in Latin America

  • The resolution adopted by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission to establish standards and make recommendations to member States

  • The Chilean NGO LEASUR proposed an action plan and recommendations to national and international authorities.

  • The call from Corpora en Libertad to consider the effect of the pandemic on LGBTI+ detainees.

  • The opinion piece by Nathalie Alvarado (coordinator of the Inter-American Development Bank’s “Citizen Security and Justice” focus area) on the importance of keeping the coronavirus out of prisons.

  • The press release from Human Rights Watch on Latin America

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