Unit Nursing Supervisor: Melissa Mitchell
Psychiatric Care Supervisor: John Jones (PM)
Social Worker: Vacant
Psychological Services: Sean Carter
Recreation Therapist: Diane Kemper
Teacher: Jason Lederhaus
Unit A3 is a nurse managed, semi-locked unit that treats inmates of the
Wisconsin Department of Corrections who have a history of major mental
illness and/or organic brain syndromes and may have concurrent adjustment
problems or developmental disabilities as well. Inmates on the Acute
Psychiatric unit may have failed to have adequate responses to
medications, psychosocial treatments and/or repeated placement
failures/break downs due to mental illness.
Unit Program Summary
Staff engagement with the inmate is a crucial component of the A3
program. Inmates are assigned a staff advisor and primary RN.
Staff encourages inmates to socialize and participate in programming and
treatment (including medication compliance).
A3 unit program is designed to individually measure and treat each
inmate's problem or need areas through a level program. The
objective of the level program is to recognize and support inmates who are
demonstrating a willingness to achieve their optimum functioning level by
achieving individualize treatment goals. The level criteria is based
on behavior, program participation and treatment compliance. The
goal of the level system is to assist the inmate in the progression to a
less restrictive environment within WRC.
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April 26, 2013