Correctional Casework and Counseling

Correctional Casework and Counseling



Correctional Casework and Counseling

After a long life in prison it becomes difficult to adjust to the normal ways of the society or simply to just fit in. due to the challenges that inmates face after prison, it has become essential over the years to embrace the need for correctional casework and counseling. However, even with the excessive casework and counseling after prison, inmates or prisoners still faces a hard time enjoying all the opportunities that are ready available in the society. Some of these privileges that can be denied to people after they have been regarded as criminals or inmates are; inaccessibility of some basic needs such as health care, employment opportunities and lack of social life. Therefore, I strongly support that casework and counseling should also include the right to treatment just like that they used to enjoy while still in custody.

The right to treatment dictates that every person has the right to accept or refuse treatment that is offered. It also goes further to indicate that one is not bound to accept any physical or mental examination. Medical practitioners are also required to inform any patient about their medical treatment, a valid consent is also highly recognized legally. The act that supports this right: Treatment order under section of Health Act 1984 goes further to state that all persons have the right to receive quality and health care. To ensure all persons is able to receive quality health care, they also have to have preferences as patients as well as have the families or a third persons care as stated in the NHS guidelines.

After a long time in custody, inmates may not have the ability to enjoy all the privileges that come with the right to treatment right. Therefore, there is need to assist them by making it possible for them to have this right by providing free health care and necessary correctional counseling similar to prisoners. The need to provide them with the right to treatment is also necessary because they also do have challenges of housing, employment and even proper nutrition.


Hasner, R. D., Mire, S. M., & Braddock, A. (2011). Correctional counseling. Upper SaddleRiver, NJ: Prentice Hall