Guides: When Incarcerated People Transfer to an Outside Hospital

These guides are meant to explain your rights to contact and receive information about your loved one’s health if they contract COVID-19 or any other disease and are transferred to the hospital. We have included forms to download and FAQs.

In addition we have a guide for incarcerated people so that they may understand their rights if they are hospitalized. We encourage you to share these guides with your loved ones and networks. If you would like us to sent a guide to your incarcerated loved, please email us at

***This guide was adapted by Re:Store Justice from a guide for Providing Acute Care for Seriously Ill Incarcerated Patients created by Brie Williams, MD, MS and Leah Rorvig, MD, MS. Leah Rorvig, MD, MS, and Assistant Professor of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Director of Health Education, Amend at UCSF Brie Williams, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Director, Amend at UCSF.

Amend at UCSF is a health-focused correctional culture change program led by experts in medicine, infectious diseases, public health, and correctional health and policy that is providing correctional leaders, policymakers, and advocates the evidence-based tools they need to protect the health and dignity of those who live and work in jails and prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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These guides or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Re:Store Justice. For any questions that have not been answered through this guide or by our FAQ, please do not hesitate to email

Please be aware that this is not legal advice & please consult an attorney for any legal matters.

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