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Mentally Ill Inmates

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I really wonder if it would be possible to find out how many inmates have a brain injury in a facility. Unless the inmate told an officer that he/she had such an injury you wouldn’t know because of the HIPPA laws. Even while I was watching the twice-a-week doctor call with inmates I certainly never would repeat any information I heard the inmate say or the doctor because of the HIPPA law and the doctor/patient confidentiality... full thread


Cases and Legal Issues in Corrections

Terry Campbell
In this month’s issue we will look at ongoing legal issues in corrections. Some key areas I will discuss are: Training, 1983 Litigation, Prisoner Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), and Prisoner’s Rights. Each of these areas is a separate topic. However, I will provide some personal views and an overview for each area. Our officer training incorporates a variety of legal issues for us to consider. However, is this enough?.. full story

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