Corrections Forum

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 5, September/October

Correctional Healthcare and the Language Barrier
With the multicultural diversity of the inmate population in detention facilities today, the issue of a language barrier becomes a common occurrence. The manner in which Correctional Healthcare workers manage non-English speaking inmates is being revolutionized...
Dealing with the Mentally Ill
"In Suffolk County, two out of three mental hospitals have closed," says Davis Pollack, founder and president of the board of directors, Clubhouse of Suffolk, Inc. (NY). "There has been a tremendous wave of deinstitutionalization, mainly to save money....
Safety First
As a corrections employee, you are likely to face many challenges on the job. You have also been trained to recognize potentially tough situations and respond appropriately. If you ever do experience exposure to a bloodborne infection, it will be extremely...
Solving Meal Delivery Problems
I was not always the Director of Food Services. I was a sheriff's detective for several years with over 20 years in law enforcement; however in 1983, I was asked by the sheriff to work as a kitchen supervisor since I had previous experience as an active...
The Importance of Restitution
The discipline of corrections-based victim services is a relatively new phenomenon in the United States. Historically, crime victims and their allies focused on the "front end" of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, prosecution, the judiciary,...
The Next Correctional Health Care Crisis-HCV
A recent federally funded evaluation shows that between 29 and 32% of all US inmates are chronitally infected with hepatitis C (HCV). In a 1994 study conducted in California, the nations largest prisons system, showed that 41% of inmates entering the...
Viewpoint: "Technocorrections"
In this new century, the technological forces that have made the use of cell hones ubiquitous will converge with the forces of law and order to create "technocorrections." The correctional establishment the managers of the jail, prison, probation, and...
Virginia: Detention Center Incarceration Program
Program Overview The Detention Center Incarceration Program includes two primary components and is patterned after programs in Georgia. The first component is a short residential phase that emphasizes military-style discipline, physical work, and intense...
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