|Address||North Dakota State Penitentiary
3100 Railroad Avenue
PO Box 5521
Bismarck, ND 58506-5521
|Phone and fax|| Phone 701-328-6234
The Treatment Unit is a specialized housing area, within the physical plant of the North Dakota State Penitentiary, designed to provide safe and secure housing for male offenders, while assisting in the holistic rehabilitation of its inmates. We have three objectives,
To provide a safe and secure environment for both staff and inmates. Success will be measured by the rate of escape or escape attempts, rate of inmate-to-inmate violence, and inmate-to-staff violence.
To provide an environment, which affords the opportunity to seek treatment, education, employment, medical, and wellness activities, allowing the inmate to improve their self-esteem and remain active.
To provide a process that allows each offender housed in the Treatment Unit the opportunity to progress to specialized or less restrictive units through institutional programs, adjustment, and their individual case plan compliance.
The Treatment Unit is located within the fenced perimeter of the main institution, yet the structure is detached from the main complex. The building is located directly north of the North Unit. The unit has a capacity of 60 inmates. The Treatment Unit provides program services and opportunities in the area of treatment, education, employment, medical, religious, and personal wellness to the levels allowed within the confines of the unitís overall mission. It is the specific intent of the unit to provide residential substance abuse treatment and cognitive change in a manner that allows the inmate to pursue long-term personal change. The length of program involvement is a minimum of 240 days and a maximum of 365 days.
The Treatment Unit is staffed by one unit manager, one case manager, three correctional counselors, three correctional officers, one correctional temporary officer, two addiction counselors, two licensed social workers and one full time clinical supervisor supervise the unit. As a unified team, we address the clientís addiction in a safe and secure environment, wherein positive lifestyles are encouraged, by examining risk-thinking patterns while providing educational, vocational, and social opportunities.