FULL LIST OF Correctional Healthcare RESULTS
SCDC first CO training class for mentally ill inmates–
The South Carolina Department of Corrections began CO training classes for dealing with mentally ill inmates.
'Vivitrol' drug helps drug addictions fight cravings–
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What it's like to be a nurse inside the Wis. DOC–
Wisconsin Department of Corrections nursing staff discuss their experiences working in a prison setting.
Kansas jails struggle with mental healthcare–
Jails in Kansas are struggling to make ends meet with little funding when it comes to treating mentally ill inmates who enter their facilities.
NurseTV: Nursing Behind Bars–
NurseTV goes to jail to show you what it's like work as a nurse in a correctional facility. It's not what you might think.
Just The Job: Nurse at Corrections–
Farisha is a third year nursing student and wants to learn more about a career in nursing with the Corrections Department. At the Springhill men's prison she meets Kirstin, a nurse working within the prison who explains what the role involves. Essentially she tells Farisha it is the same as nursing in the community as the full range of heath care services are provided. However those arriving at the prison often haven't taken good care of their health so can often be unwell when they arrive. "You need to be tolerant, patient, kind, and leave your prejudice at the door," says Kirstin. Next up they visit the women's prison in Wiri and meet a patient who believes she may be pregnant. Tests are carried out and the pregnancy is confirmed. Kirstin reassures the woman she will be well cared for during her pregnancy and that there is a mother/baby unit at the prison so she won't be separated from her newborn. Farisha is impressed with what she has seen in both environments and with her strong desire to help others, she believes working as a nurse within the Corrections Department will be a good career role for her in the future. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz
A day in the life of a correctional nurse–
Take a uniquely personal behind-the-scenes look at a corrections nurse in action, and hear in her words what she loves about being a Corizon nurse. From minor ailments to chronic medical conditions, Corizon nurses have the unique opportunity to see and care for a broad range of health concerns and play an active role in educating a patient population that, in general, has likely not had previous access to healthcare.
Dying in prison–
Under federal court order to reduce overcrowding in state prisons, California is now releasing thousands of prisoners or transferring them to county jails. But the rapidly aging and dying prisoners confined to state prison hospices are often left behind. As many as 3,300 inmates in the U.S. die in prison every year.
Water quality forces DOC to ship water to prison–
Traces of uranium above safe levels have shown up in a Colorado prison's water supply, forcing the DOC to truck in water from an outside source.
Shifting of Calif. prisoners prompts calls of racial discrimination–
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is shifting thousands of inmates in and out of state prisons, due to concerns over a fungal infection known as Valley Fever.
Family sues after inmate falls ill, dies–
The mother of an inmate who died after he was taken into custody has sued the Hamilton County Justice Center in Ohio.
Health care behind bars–
Any given day, more than 1300 inmates are behind bars at Mobile, Alabama's Metro Jail. Many prisoners come with health problems, from mental illness and high blood pressure to the common cold.
Florida prison cancer center–
Florida prisoners are getting their own cancer center and, for them, it's totally free. But don't worry, taxpayers weren't on the hook for the new facility. The Community Cancer Center of North Florida paid for everything.