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Tips for Dealing with COVID-19 at a Correctional Facility

In COVID 19, Updates by Beth

As COVID-19 affects our cities, towns and medical facilities, it is also providing a unique set of challenges in correctional facilities across the country. To minimize the risk of transmission, there are things your team can do to prepare. The following tips offer some guidelines across core areas your entire team should be aware of as COVID-19 continues to impact …

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How Suicide Risk is Changing and What We Can Do to Prevent It

In Updates by Beth

In the United States, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all ages and the second leading cause of death for ages 10-44  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates in the United States have risen nearly 30% since 1999. Additionally, rates of ER visits for nonfatal self-harm, a main risk factor for …

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A Crisis in Corrections

In Employee Training, Updates by Beth

Approximately 2 million times per year, individuals who have serious mental illnesses are incarcerated across the nation. According to the Stepping Up Initiative, it is estimated that three-quarters of these adults also have problems with drugs and alcohol.  Once individuals with these conditions are incarcerated, they tend to stay longer in jail and are at higher risk of recidivism once …

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