A Record of Our Own
Updated: Jun 7, 2020
The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in prisons is increasing. Prisoners are uniquely vulnerable because of the crowding facilities, the lack of adequate health care and basic hygiene, and the number of people who have underlying medical conditions that can make them more susceptible to infection.
Emerging findings portray alarming disproportionate impact of coronavirus on ethnic minorities, including Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
There are over 27% of black, Asian and minority ethnic prisoners in England and Wales which puts them in higher risk category. But we have yet to see an action or even a data on the potential physical and emotional impact of this brewing crisis on prisoners, especially those from minority ethnic groups.
This blog will be update weekly highlighting the stories and experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic prisoners, prison leavers and their families during Covid-19.
This is the space for unheard voices and underreported experiences and we will build this with those affected by the racial inequalities highlighted and exacerbated by coronavirus.