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Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions: Inmates under Protective Custody
Special needs offenders in correctional institutions: Inmates under protective custody
Holly A.Miller and LeahMcCoy
Introduction

Since the inception of prisons, there has been a need to further segregate some inmates from the general prison population. The type of segregation within a prison is determined by the inmate's need for protection or the institution's need for protecting the orderly running of the institution. For example, the segregation may be disciplinary detention for punitive reasons or protective custody to protect an inmate from some sort of threat within the general prison population. The use of segregation to discipline and protect inmates is common practice in both federal and state prisons. Practitioners and researchers often disagree about the management and use ...

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