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Thank you for the feedback. I grew up hearing nothing but negative comments from peers and family all my life. I became a single mother at 18, my choice to leave the man haha. But Since then I have earned an AA and my BA. ... full thread


Communication Challenges inside Prisons with Deaf Offenders

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

Correctional officers are ill prepared or trained to handle the blind, the deaf and the mentally ill offenders inside of prisons. An increasing number of prisoners are becoming members of these four select groups; the deaf, blind, physically handicapped or the mentally ill persons that need culturally sensitive supervision and treatment to avoid misunderstandings, inappropriate treatment and most of all avoid misdiagnosis for their illness and other diseases prevalent inside prisons. Although there are a few exceptions to this rule, many employees are not prepared to handle such prisoners and must be trained to accommodate their constitutional rights to be treated while incarcerated. Looking one step further, there are few clinicians trained as well to handle such an event that requires timely treatment and good diagnosis of illnesses. ... full story

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  • April – Women in Corrections – Profiling successful women practitioners and focusing on issues they face [Please send your articles/stories to editor@corrections.com]

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