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Table 5 Movement policies

From: Policy and public communication methods among U.S. state prisons during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic

Policy Description Frequency Policy Type Policy Form Who Policy Primarily Affects
N % DOC-specific Public health Expand access Mandate change Resident Staff System
Movement restrictions within the facility 38 76% X    X    X
Mandatory quarantine for new resident admits/transfers 33 66% X    X    X
Resident transfers partially suspended (e.g., still transferring for medical/security reasons) 27 54% X    X    X
Implemented expedited resident releases 27 54% X    X    X
New resident intakes fully suspended 16 32% X    X    X
System-wide quarantine 14 28% X    X    X
Resident transfer volume reduced 11 22% X    X    X
New resident intakes reduced by volume 11 22% X    X    X
New resident intakes partially suspended (still transfer for medical/security reasons, etc.) 10 20% X    X    X
Resident transfers fully suspended 10 20% X    X    X
% of policies monitored of total in category    100% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%