Prisoners with Special Needs

  • How do special needs, mentally ill, and substance-abusing prisoners affect the jail and prison systems at state and federal levels?
  • What would happen if these prisoners were not cared for properly?
  • Select a prison special offender population and research a program aimed to assist or care for that population. What are the characteristics of the program? How has the program affected the special offender population in that prison?

Learning Modules

  • Ch. 13: Life Behind Bars > Special Offenders
      • Myths & Issues Videos
        • Ch. 13: Life Behind Bars > Issue 2: Our Graying Prison Population
      •  a 700 – to 900- word paper explaining the needs of special offenders. Answer the questions:

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.