More than 650,000 prisoners are released every year in the U.S., but no federal agency tracks the unemployment rate for this population. Experts say low reading and technological literacy, as well as reluctance among employers to hire former convicts, means many drop out of the labor force altogether.

But there are a handful of novel initiatives trying to turn that narrative around, by bringing college education and professional training, and even entrepreneurship programs behind bars. Advocates of such programs say by teaching inmates at a higher level, they reduce financial and social costs to society.

One that gets a lot of attention is the Bard Prison Initiative.

College Classes In Maximum Security: ‘It Gives You Meaning’

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by me being positive it doesn’t mean that I’m not preparing for the worst, I won’t make the mistake of being naive again, that’s what fucked me up last time.

what I am saying is that no matter what route they take, no matter how shit the storyline is.. I’ll still be here.

I’m willing to ride out all the shit storylines they throw at us because, quite simply, my love for robron AND their love for each other is stronger than ed’s attempts to mess with that.

Originally posted by giphygiff

anonymous asked:

I'm not sure if you have experience dealing with this, but I was wondering how a restrained prisoner would be treated? I imagine there would be certain difficulties when trying to assess/treat the patient if they were restrained. I read something in a Dept of Corrections manual that said prisoners were to be restrained at all times, but how does this work for an unconscious or very ill patient? Do you just have to have to work around it or does it not present too much difficulties? thank you!

Hey there nonny! It’s going to depend a whole lot on institutional procedures, and while I’ve never worked in a prison, I’ve done some transfers out of prisons, and much more often out of holding cells at police precincts.

Here’s the skinny: You have to remember that most prisoners aren’t violent. They haven’t hurt anyone and don’t want to. Sometimes people request medical care to get out of an arraignment or to delay a transfer to a bigger facility, sure, but most often they just want medical care like everybody else. Some prisoners I’ve treated have been assholes; most have been polite and respectful, just like literally every other population I’ve treated.

So I’ve treated prisoners in cell areas, supervised by officers, with no restraints on. I’ve also treated people with handcuffs on – officers typically back-cuff prisoners for everyone’s safety, but that can impede breathing, so I’m not in love with it from a medical perspective. At that point you work around it as much as you can: get them to turn so you can put on a pulse oximetry monitor, for example.

I’ve requested that prisoners not be back-cuffed when they’re legitimately demonstrating trouble breathing, for their health and safety. Sometimes I get what I want, sometimes I don’t; officers will usually at least double-cuff (use two sets of handcuffs to get the wrists further apart) at my request.

In bed situations, like if they’re on my stretcher or in a hospital bed, the prisoner will be restrained to the bed by a single wrist cuff. We’re careful so that we restrain to the frame of the bed, not to the arm rail, because people have just ripped those things off before and now they have a weapon, which is no bueno. But this is a much more natural position, and we can do anything we need to do at that point.

Oh, and if people are walking outside, they’ll usually have leg shackles on.

Generally, EMS folk are pretty good at working with whatever we’re given, and Corrections medical staff are very, very cautious motherfuckers about things like sharps, blades, etc.

Ultimately, what’s going to happen is going to be according to the rules of the institutions you’re writing about.

I will say this: even unconscious / dead prisoners need to be handcuffed when leaving the prisons/holding areas, and EMS vehicles transporting them often have to wait for an available squad car or corrections officer to escort them. Even dead, they’re still in custody.

And yes, that often results in significant delay of potentially life-saving care. Good times!

Hope this helped?

xoxo, Aunt Scripty


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DSP Update 03/27

1) Arcángel de luz: IgIns Unth
Aurora: Brillante.
Alas: Muy brillantes
Ojos: Demasiado brillantes. (A un nivel de que si sus oponentes la ven directamente a los ojos, los ojos de éstos correrán peligro).
Usualmente tendrá los ojos cerrados ya que Siralos es el único que puede controlar de la regulación de su luz.

2) Ivlis: [Me hipnotiza con: “Incluso si eres un hombre, si me vengo dentro te embarazaré”]
Ivlis: [Con este estado (Puede)]


1) Archangel of Light: IgIns Unth.
Halo: Brilliant.
Wings: Very bright.
Eyes: Too bright. (To a level that if her opponents see them directly their eyes will be in danger).
She usually have her eyes closed since Siralos is the only one that can control the regulation of her light.

2) Ivlis: [He hypnotises me with: “Even if you’re a man, if I cum inside, I’ll get you pregnant”]
Ivlis: [By this status (He can)]