General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Feb 2016

Stress and Corrections: Addressing the Safety and Well- Being of Correctional Officers (PDF)

This article, presented by y Diane Elliot, Kerry Kuehl, Mazen El Ghaziri and Martin Cherniack, is from the American Correctional Association.

Dec 2013

Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines

The BOP's Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are made available to the public for informational purposes only. Proper medical practice necessitates that all cases be evaluated on an individual basis and that treatment decisions be patient-specific.

Jan 2013

NIOSH Topic Page: Correctional Health

Health, mental health and substance abuse problems often are more apparent in jails and prisons than in the community. Incarcerated men and women are often diagnosed with health, mental health, and substance abuse problems after receiving care from a correctional health provider.

Aug 2009

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Correctional Health Care Workers

NIOSH's new web page addresses special health and safety concerns related to health care workers working in correctional facilities.

Jul 2007

Health in Prisons: A WHO guide to the essentials in prison health (PDF)

The World Health Organization provides this 2007 guide based on the experience of many countries in Europe and the advice of experts which outlines some of the steps prison systems should take to reduce the public health risks from compulsory detention in often unhealthy situations, to care for prisoners in need and to promote the health of prisoners and staff.

Mar 2005

New Approaches to Staff Safety (PDF)

This manual addresses: use-of-force continuum; crisis prevention; self defense and physical fitness; oleoresin capsicum; body protection; safety in the office; protection from disasters; arrest, search, and seizure; field work; canine considerations; scenario training; and critical incidents.

(National Institute of Corrections)