Simulation Applications for Forecasting Effective Responses in Corrections (SAFER-C™): A COVID-19 Disease Spread Model
The SAFER-C™ model can help correctional leaders forecast outcomes and manage their facilities while addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. This practical planning tool helps corrections leaders make critical decisions to prevent disease spread and protect both inmates and staff.
The SAFER-C model uses data specific to an individual facility to estimate infections and deaths. Decision-makers can use it to predict the impacts of a wide range of decisions, including:
Starting or stopping inmate work programs. | Serving meals in cells or in mess halls. | Changing the length of isolation for infected individuals. | Opening or closing gym and workout facilities.
James R. “Chip” Coldren, Jr., Co-Director
Vivian Elliott, Co-Director