The prison I work at has a health care facility and have most capabilities of urgent care. We administer TB tests and read them, we do 12 lead ekgs, administer vaccinations and educate the prisoners about their medications and the pathophysiology of their illness/injury. We frequently get prisoners who self mutilate, and we are equipped with a cauterizer and the Dr, PA, or NP can suture on site. In the event of a fracture, they go to the ED, but we have a cast cutter to remove a cast. We routinely draw labs several days per week. We do wound care, and very frequently we flush out impacted ear wax. When a prisoner has a medical complaint, they see the nurse first. If it's a true emergency, they're sent to the ED by ambulance. We can also ask the Dr, PA, or NP to see them for an urgent matter, or we can request a subsequent appointment. Whenever possible, the prisoner always comes to us with an officer, unless they physically cannot; in those circumstances, nurses respond to the housing unit with an emergency bag, drug box, wheelchair and oxygen accompanied by an officer. There is also an increased secured unit for mentally ill and difficult to manage prisoners; 2 nurses are staffed there and the large majority of the job is med passing. Hope this gives you a good idea of what correctional nursing entails and the skills that are utilized.