Jails — Our 21st Century State Mental Health Institutions

Detention facilities have always been faced with the daunting task of managing the emotional as well as the physical behaviors of inmates in a restrictive environment. For employees of these institutions,the task of navigating both behaviors is a true test of their own social,emotional,and communication skills. Add to this the day-to-day administrative demands of the job,the scrutiny of others,and the stigma associated with working in a correctional environment,and the daily stress can be overwhelming.