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Fighting Stress in the Law Enforcement Community
This article summarizes research related to stress, and the impact of stress on police and corrections officers, written by Jim Dawson & National Institute for Justice and published: 04/22/2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AIDS Precautions - Correctional Institutions
HIV/AIDS precautions fact sheet for correctional institutions