Year: 1992 Source: Forum on Corrections Research, v.4, no.3, (September 1992), p.11-13 SIEC No: 19920617

Special Handling Units (SHUs) were introduced in 1977 to house inmates who were considered dangerous to staff & other inmates. This article reviews the assessment & admission process; the profile of inmates admitted to SHUs; the time served in SHUs; programs, education & employment opportunities offered in the SHU; staff-inmate interaction; & the role of SHUs in the correctional system.