Physical fitness, health and wellness opportunities at LCIW include programs that are both ordered by medical providers for medical purposes, as well as those that are chosen by offenders to enhance their coping, decrease stress and condition their bodies.
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.
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.