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Prison health: five minutes with . . . Alan Mitchell

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: (Published 18 June 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1584
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh, UK

The first doctor to be elected president of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, Alan Mitchell, explains how the pandemic has affected its work

“Covid-19 has made the past 15 months difficult for all of us but for those who have been deprived of their liberty, the privations associated with their situation are even worse. Prisoners have been locked in their cells for much longer periods. There are restrictions on visits, on the ability to take outdoor exercise, on access to showers and to telephone calls. It is important that, as things open up, the roadmap that …

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