Corrections Forum

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 5, September/October

Aging Inmate Care: A Special Report
The saying may be that time stands still in prison, but that couldn't further from the truth. In a way it speeds up. "Many inmates," says Bill Sessa, information officer at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), "are older...
Dementia in the Incarcerated Ready or Not?
CASE STUDYA.C., an 82-year-old male with diabetes, hypertension and coronary artery disease, was a firsttime offender who entered the correctional system at an advanced aged. Since his incarceration, he was also diagnosed with dementia after clinicians...
Dispensing Medications: Policies and Procedures
Studies show that inmates are biologically older than their chronological age, often by more than a decade. They also tend to have more health issues than the general community. Infectious diseases such as hepatitis, addiction, diabetes, coronary disease,...
Education, Technology and Reentry
THE LONG LAZY DAYS of summer have come to a close. As the September days grow shorter and nights grow cooler, many students return to their studies, and by October most have delved deeply into their new curriculums. Some corrections departments have...
Lab Services Prove Vital
Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prisons are there for drug offenses, according to data released by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2014. That percentage has risen fairly consistently over decades, jumping up from 16 percent in 1970.As...
Missouri Gov. Commutes Death Sentence
Kimber Edwards, who was convicted of hiring someone to kill his ex-wife in 2000, had his death sentence commuted by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Oct. 2, after a newspaper reported that the murderer now says he acted alone, Reuters said.Edwards had been...
Triple Murderer Alfredo Prieto Is Executed in Virginia
The Washington Post reported Alfredo Rolando Prieto, convicted of two murders in Fairfax County, one in California and linked by DNA and ballistics to six more, was executed by lethal injection Oct 1 at the Greensville Correctional Center.Prieto, 49,...
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