Jails, Prisons, What's the difference? If you don’t work in corrections you might not know that there is a big difference between a jail and a prison. The type of healthcare services you provide and the patient community is varied – although there are similar components to each.
Responding to Inmate Sexual Assault & Prison Rape The statistics on prison rape are shocking. According to the 2007 Department of Justice study, 4.5% of all state and federal inmates experienced at least one incident of sexual victimization. That is nearly 1 in 20 inmates. See more at: http://www.pedagogyeducation.com/Correctional-Healthcare-Campus/Student-Union/Campus-Blog/January-2015/Responding-to-Inmate-Sexual-Assault-Prison-Rape.aspx?cmp=H14
5 Tips for Guarding Your Personal Safety The death of a Contra Costa County Jail intake nurse underscores the importance of continual vigilance of personal safety by correctional nurses. The nursing profession, as a whole, is at a high risk for workplace violence and reports of patient violence in emergency rooms, mental health facilities and geriatric settings are on the rise.