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MODULE 14 Inmates with Special Problems Handicapped. Handicapped. OBJECTIVE #38 Identify and respond to the special problems of the handicapped inmate. TYPES OF HANDICAPPED INMATES. Emotionally and mentally challenged Hearing and vocally challenge Heart attack and stroke victims.

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handicapped
Handicapped
  • OBJECTIVE #38
    • Identify and respond to the special problems of the handicapped inmate
types of handicapped inmates
TYPES OF HANDICAPPED INMATES

Emotionally and mentally challenged

Hearing and vocally challenge

Heart attack and stroke victims

types of handicapped inmates4
TYPES OF HANDICAPPED INMATES

Those with limb impediments

Broken limbs and casts

Amputees with artificial limbs

Those requiring the use of canes, crutches, and/or wheelchairs

special problems recommended responses
SPECIAL PROBLEMS & RECOMMENDED RESPONSES

Emotionally & mentally challenged

  • Need for special schooling**
  • Communication problems (patience)**
  • Classification & housing problems (protective custody)**
  • Need for extra protection**
special problems recommended responses6
SPECIAL PROBLEMS & RECOMMENDED RESPONSES
  • Hearing & vocally challenged
    • Communication problems (patience)**
    • Need for an interpreter and a TTY machine (telephone use)
    • Classification & housing problems (protective custody)**
    • Need for extra protection**
special problems recommended responses7
SPECIAL PROBLEMS & RECOMMENDED RESPONSES

Heart attack & Stroke victims

  • Need for extra medical attention**
  • Correctional employees will have to monitor this inmate’s physical activity
  • The employee must be aware that this inmate will require extra medical attention
special problems recommended responses8
SPECIAL PROBLEMS & RECOMMENDED RESPONSES
  • i. Ensure that the inmate receives and takes all medication
  • ii. Increased visits to the medical unit

Staff must be trained and certified in

CPR & first aid

Need for extra protection

special problems recommended responses9
SPECIAL PROBLEMS & RECOMMENDED RESPONSES

Close observation by staff to note any changes in the inmate’s physical symptoms

Classification & housing problems (protective custody)**

special problems recommended responses10
SPECIAL PROBLEMS & RECOMMENDED RESPONSES

Inmates with limb impediments

  • Staff must be aware of the special security needs when interacting with inmates that have casts &/or wheel chairs. You must ensure that there is no contraband concealed there.
special problems recommended responses11
SPECIAL PROBLEMS & RECOMMENDED RESPONSES

Inmates with limb impediments

  • Classification and housing problems (cells with wider doors, toilets with hand rails, wheel chair ramps)
special problems recommended responses12
SPECIAL PROBLEMS & RECOMMENDED RESPONSES
  • Have special bathing needs
    • Special chairs for shower use
  • Need for extra protection**
  • The classification staff should ensure that any job assignment given to these inmates should be matched with their capabilities **
actions to be taken by correctional employees when interacting with the handicapped
Actions to be taken by Correctional Employees when Interacting with the Handicapped

Be patient do not pity the handicapped

Treat the handicapped as individuals

Be aware of the special problems of the handicapped

Help them help themselves

Provide extra protection

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