Effective treatment and preparation for successful reintegration can be better achieved if the needs and risks of incarcerated offenders are taken into consideration by correctional practitioners and scholars. Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions offers a unique opportunity to examine the different populations behind bars (e.g. chronically and mentally ill, homosexual, illegal immigrants, veterans, radicalized inmates, etc.), as well as their needs and the corresponding impediments for rehabilitation and reintegration. Author Lior Gideon takes a rehabilitative and reiterative approach to discuss and differentiate between the needs of these various categories of inmates, and provides in depth discussions-not available in other correctional texts-about the specific needs, risks and policy recommendations when working with present-day special needs offenders. Each chapter is followed by suggested readings and relevant websites that will enable readers to further enhance understanding of the issues and potential solutions discussed in the chapter. Further, each chapter has discussion questions specifically designed to promote class discussions. The text concludes with a theoretical framework for future policy implications and practices.
Chapter 9: Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions: Inmates under Protective Custody
Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions: Inmates under Protective Custody
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 ...