Nursing Supervisor: Matthew Butkiewicz
Psychiatric Care Supervisor: Shelley Carlson
Social Worker: Alicia Hans
Psychological Services: Connie Bode
Recreation Therapist: Jennifer Guenther
Teacher: Emily Propson
The High Acuity Unit’s mission is to reduce symptoms of serious
mental illness or severe behavioral instability, which threatens the
safety of the offender or others, via focused therapeutic interventions,
stabilization of psychotropic medication, and behavior management.
The unit houses a working population of 10 offenders. It consists of women
in general population and segregation statuses. Some offenders remain for
short-term stabilization and return to Taycheedah Correctional
Institution, while others progress to the Moderate Acuity Unit for more
in-depth programming after exhibiting improved behavioral and/or
psychiatric stability and reduced risk for self-harm and harm to others.
All cells are single-occupancy cells with sinks and toilets. Most
programming is conducted on the High Acuity Unit, although women can
progress to day programming off the unit to help their transition to the
Moderate Acuity Unit.
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September 19, 2013