The primary type of physical activity ordered by LCIW medical professionals is physical therapy provided by a licensed physical therapist.
One program at LCIW that helps to foster nurturing within severely mentally ill inmates as well as help them learn about responsibilities and make connections with others is the Grow a Plant program.
In an effort to truly affect inmates' health and wellness, in the summer of 2011, the LCIW Director of Nurses Karen Bess, under the direction of LCIW Warden Jim Rogers and Deputy Warden Connie Moore, instituted a nurse-led offender Wellness Group.
Pierce shows great empathy and tries to help offenders make better lives for themselves while still making sure that the public is protected," said Major Melanie Zedlitz from the LCIW
Department of Public Safety.