Unit H-17 - Maximum Custody Service Area
Institution Unit Supervisor: Keith Frey
North Programming Pod Guiding Principle
North programming Pod works to improve the physical, mental, social and
emotional health of individuals, and promote consistency of care through
a safe environment similar to a Maximum security facility in an effort
to enhance long term well-being.
F-9 North Pod Paradigm
Unit F-9 is a Maximum Custody Unit in a pod
of 3 units assigned as North (Maximum Custody) Pod. The North Pod units
consist of Units F-9, F-10, and A1. The North Pods is an entity amongst
themselves and is self sustaining and self serving for the goal of
treatment with security. A major goal for this pod is to greatly reduce
inmate transferability and increase unit consistency. To accomplish
this, Programs are established that will juxtapose each unit in the pod.
Another focus is to create an environment that is more conducive to the
environment the inmate left and will possibly return to. In an attempt
to accomplish this goal, F-9 North Pod has established a level system
that is based on behavior.
The F-9 Program consists of 4 levels:
Orange, Red, Blue, and Green. Each level respectively increases with
privileges as the inmate moves up the levels. An eclectic approach was
used in creating this (North Pod) Program from referencing multiple DOC
We also plan on implementing the P.A.S.S.
Program from the old A-1 Transfer Unit. With the P.A.S.S. Program, we
provide an inmate facilitator to direct the program, using this program
to provide a personalized inmate insight into Corrections. This allows
inmates in the program to identify a functioning baseline, identify
areas that may take the inmate away from this baseline, and allow the
inmate to use skills he has learned to cope and bring himself back to
baseline. At the end of the program, role playing is used to put into
practice what he has learned.
We currently have a maximum capacity of 29
inmates. We are staffed with 2 PCTs on first and second shift, with 1
PCT on third. We have one Social worker, 1 Psychologist, and 1 PCS on
first shift and 1 PCS on second shift. As a Treatment Team, the
philosophy is for the Treatment Team to follow the inmate. If the inmate
would happen to move to another unit, our team would follow the inmate
to provide consistency for the inmate.
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April 23, 2014