Great Article and you're correct you switch from an E.R nurse to ICU nurse all in one setting. Most of the Corrections Nurse serve as the frontline of info for the offenders who have no real clue what their diagnosis is and how to prevent further illnesses. I've been a Correctional Officer since I was eighteen for The TxDCJ. I am now 35 and in the R.N. Program at one of the local colleges in my state. I work at a PrisonHospital/Medical University where most offenders come for treatment so having to provide security for nurses dealing with Death Row Offenders, Ad-Segs and General Population I see it all. Having the experience to witness every medical procedure an offender has from Labor and Delivery, O.R., Endoscopy, Chemo, Cath Lab....etc and the offenders being treated I know what you nurses do and go through first hand. My hats are off to you. Keep up the great work!