General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Feb 2016

Stress and Corrections: Addressing the Safety and Well- Being of Correctional Officers (PDF)

This article, presented by y Diane Elliot, Kerry Kuehl, Mazen El Ghaziri and Martin Cherniack, is from the American Correctional Association.

Feb 2015

2014 National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health (PDF)

he Summary Report for the 2014 National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health is now available online. The Symposium was held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

Dec 2013

Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines

The BOP's Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are made available to the public for informational purposes only. The Bureau does not make any promise or warrant these guidelines for any other purpose, and assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage resulting from the reliance thereof. Proper medical practice necessitates that all cases be evaluated on an individual basis and that treatment decisions be patient-specific.

Jan 2013

NIOSH Topic Page: Correctional Health

Health, mental health and substance abuse problems often are more apparent in jails and prisons than in the community. Incarcerated men and women are often diagnosed with health, mental health, and substance abuse problems after receiving care from a correctional health provider.

Aug 2009

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Correctional Health Care Workers

NIOSH's new web page addresses special health and safety concerns related to health care workers working in correctional facilities.

Jul 2007

Health in Prisons: A WHO guide to the essentials in prison health (PDF)

The World Health Organization provides this 2007 guide based on the experience of many countries in Europe and the advice of experts which outlines some of the steps prison systems should take to reduce the public health risks from compulsory detention in often unhealthy situations, to care for prisoners in need and to promote the health of prisoners and staff.

Mar 2005

EPA Helps Prisons Get up to Speed on Environmental Compliance

Environmental issues correctional facilities need to be acutely aware of are covered. This press release discusses: oil storage tanks; hazardous waste; air protection; water protection; pesticide use and storage; community right-to-know; audit policy; voluntary programs; Web resources; and regional contacts.

(National Institute of Corrections)
Mar 2005

New Approaches to Staff Safety (PDF)

Key staff safety training issues for community corrections agencies are discussed. This manual addresses: use-of-force continuum; crisis prevention; self defense and physical fitness; oleoresin capsicum; body protection; safety in the office; protection from disasters; arrest, search, and seizure; field work; canine considerations; scenario training; and critical incidents. Appendixes include: a model protocol for critical incident and death notification; helpful hints on personal security; residential security survey guidelines; firearms standards; and a firearms training checklist .

(National Institute of Corrections)
Oct 2004

Correctional Health: Public Health & Criminal Justice

The mission of this website is to foster collaboration between public health organizations and the criminal justice system by providing information on correctional health care issues to health care providers, the people they serve, and the general public.