Quote from monica rn,bsn
i have picked up on some terms as i have been working my way threw each and every thread and response in all 19 pages of this forum. i am very new to corrections, in fact i never even gave it consideration in all of my 20 yrs as a nurse. i have interviewed at our local county jail, and have interviews for our local fl state prison for women and also our local state prison for men (across the road from the female prison).
i have seen words like:
the hole (maximum security???) is that right?
bullpen- what does this refer to?
drunk tank- sounds self explanitory i suppose
disp.- what is that?
i read that "incident reports" (i think) were referred to as 1033, any other numbers that are universal in the practice of corrections? can anyone clarify this? what does your compound call an incident report or a varience?
how many have been propositioned or have seen the male masterbating?
i am not afraid to venture into corrections and would feel very safe with the c/o's present.
so tell me some new terms or words that are specific to correctional nursing and their meaning, so i can build my vocabulary and also know what is been said in orientation, as to not appear stupid.
thanks in advance for your help. this is a very important matter to me, because i want to be 100 percent successful and at least know what my coworkers are talking about, or what it means without asking to many newbie q's and appearing stupid.
let me welcome you to corrections. i belive you will find this field of nursing very unique. as far as slang, i think you will find it very regional.
the hole,aka rhu, is where they put individuals that are "bad" boys or girls. the can be put there as either displinary custody (b/c the broke the rules of the institution ) or as administrative custody ( usually the have a separation order from other inmates this is kind of a protective custody)
bullpen i am not sure but i would guess it might be yaed, where the inmates go for outside recreation.
disp. have to see how it is uses but i believe it is short for dispensary
the 1033 i think if i remember the thread is in ca which is there version of the incident report in pa it is an extrodinary incident report dc 121a
it is the number that is universal to the state only. there are counth state and federal prisons any we are all different. if you don't know, never hesitate to ask, after all you are new to corrections and remember that the only stupid question is the one you don't ask.
as an after thought the hole is aka rhu ( restricted housing unit ) shu (segregatated housing unit) segregation isolation and solitary.