'You can't let your guard down': Why COVID-19 has prison doctors worried

An outbreak in NSW prisons seems to be under control, but it could spiral very quickly, warns Associate Professor Penny Abbott

“Locking down is a great way to stop the spread of COVID-19, but it’s a miserable way to live.”

Professor Penny Abbott
Professor Penny Abbott.

Associate Professor Penny Abbott isn’t talking about the public health orders that have ruled our lives in recent weeks; she is talking about prison lockdowns.

Last month, the entire prison system in NSW was forced into lockdown after a dozen COVID