Security of Polish penitentiary units of the Prison Service in the face of the COVID-19 virus
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Osoba prywatna, Poland
Faculty of Security, Logistics and Management, Military Technical Academy, Poland
Submission date: 2022-11-13
Final revision date: 2023-01-09
Acceptance date: 2023-01-20
Online publication date: 2023-02-01
Publication date: 2023-02-01
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Robert Mieczysław Chrzanowski   

Osoba prywatna, Polna 14, 28-300, Jędrzejów, Poland
Przegląd Nauk o Obronności 2022;(13):155-169
The aim of the article is do demonstrate the importance of the roles and tasks of officers and civil servants of the Prison Service, who in the face of the COVID-19 virus take actions which affect on peace and safety inside penitentiary units, which translates into internal state security.

The publication uses a method for examining documents and literature.

The analysis of documents and literature has revealed the principles of the functioning of individual organizational units in prisons and detention centers in times of pandemic. Logistics activities, which are carried out by officers and civilian staff of the Prison Service have been identified, starting with a wide range of tasks relating to the provision of social and living conditions, penitentiary, protective, accountancy activities, through appropriate medical care.

The Prison Service, despite the constantly changing pandemic reality, continues to be guided by the values and principles set out in the legislation. One of the key laws in the law of 9 April 2010 on Prison Service and the law of 6 June 1997 on the Code of Criminal procedure. Officers and civil servants, who by following the number of regulations and also information and guidelines – published by the Main Sanitary Inspector and also orders issued by superiors to prevent COVID-19 spreading – protect the lives and health of people in prisons. The tasks performed translate into peace and security in penitentiary units and have a significant impact on the internal security of the State.

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