Belize Central Prison has not had a single reported case of COVID-19. In this podcast episode, learn about the measures implemented to prevent infections and the importance of educating prisoners about the virus so they understand the reason behind new protocols.
By Dr. Jarrod Sadulski
Prisons are breeding grounds for infectious diseases. Learn about several initiatives correctional facilities have taken in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
By Dr. Gary Deel
Why are recidivism rates in the U.S. so high? Learn how Norway's correctional system, which has very low recidivism rates, is structured differently. What could the U.S. correctional system do differently to change its approach to rehabilitative justice?
The field of corrections faces many impending changes as national leaders assess the country’s criminal justice system. To address such changes and their impact on correctional officers and administrators, In Public Safety has created an online magazine. This online publication addresses everything from dealing with mentally ill inmates to identifying human trafficking networks behind prison walls.
By Michael Pittaro
There are more seriously and persistently mentally ill individuals imprisoned in correctional institutions today than in all U.S. state hospitals combined. Such a reality requires a major shift in thinking, practice and policy for correctional facilities.
The suicide rate among correctional officers is significantly higher than other occupations and twice as high as police officers. Yet, the topic of suicide and the stressors contributing to suicide are rarely discussed. AMU professor Michael Pittaro recently presented to correctional representatives from 14 southern states about suicide awareness and the need for a change in leadership style.