Special Needs In Prisons

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Each inmate falls under a “category” when they become incarcerated into the prisons and jails. Those categories then allow these inmates fall under the special needs offender type label. Special needs offenders range from juveniles behind bars all the way to radicalization and terror-related inmates. Inmates of different religions fall under this category, the same as sex offenders, and seniors also does. Moving forward, the correction’s main goal is rehabilitation, therefore, their main priority is to address the needs of each inmate (who falls under a different special need) to make sure each inmate is getting rehabilitated. Today, I will focus on three types of special needs offenders and describe each one in depth – the juveniles behind bars, the gay and lesbian inmates and their sexuality and sexual correction behind bars, and then finish up with inmates under protective custody. Juveniles, most likely, will be testified in juvenile court and then end up being held in their respective juvenile corrections. That does not always happen though, they could end up being charged as an adult. Their age usually helps decide that –…show more content…
There are two types of sexual victimization in prisons – inmate on inmate, and staff on inmate. A major problem of staff on inmate sexual victimization arises in female prisons. A startling “3 of 42 women (7%) were either groped or fondled in one Nebraska prison” (Gideon, 2013). That is only in one prison alone so moving forward, some individual risk factors of sexual coercion can be social needs, impressing of peers, building reputation, and avoiding exploitation. To sum up all the sexual victimization, especially with gay and lesbian inmates, happening in prisons – a majority of studies finds that homosexual, bisexual, transsexual, and transgendered inmates are at the highest risk for sexual assaults (Gideon,

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