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Should HIV testing be mandatory at intake?

>>what's your opinion?

I think honestly that testing for ALL communicable diseases should be mandatory at the time of physical assessment for ALL inmates. The NCCHC guidelines state that a facility has 14 days in which to do a history and physical on all inmates detainedat a facility. It has been my experience that many inmates are poor historians and don’t know their health status. While HIPPA says health information can only be shared on a need to know basis, all correction personnel need to treat all inmates as though they have a communicable disease, by doing so they protect themselves from unnecessary contact with inmates that may have a communicable illness. ... full thread


Correctional Officers, Victims of Abuse by Negativity

By Carl ToersBijns, former deputy warden, ASPC Eyman, Florence AZ

I have often talked about inmate abuses and neglect but very little about how corrections staff have been abused and neglected. Thanks to a gently reminder by a good friend, this article is about addressing workplace cultures that foster discrimination, unfair labor practices, humiliation and embarrassment as a management tool and others items not talked about much but very much a daily impact of the officer’s world.

The first thing the reader needs to do is realize that a correctional officer is disconnected from the real world while inside those high walls and solid iron gates. ... full story

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  • March – Security/Technology – New technology, conferences, managing gangs/threat groups [Please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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