Prison glossary of terms from Warden to Wrist Restraints in prisons. This page consists of prison glossary terms starting with the letter W.
Prison Glossary of Terms That Start With "W"
Warden: A working title for an administrative head who is responsible for a correctional facility or correctional center.
Western Union Swiftpay Prepaid Service: A private company that the DOC contracts with to accept direct payments from offenders for deposit into DOC inmate accounts for restitution.
Whistleblower Status: Complaints made under certain state provisions that are meant to protect the reporting party from danger or threat from civil suit.
Witness: A person who is attesting the genuineness of a signature to a document by adding his/her signature.
Witnesses to Executions: Individuals who are authorized by the executive director to view executions as legal witnesses.
Work Furlough: Is a work release program for inmates who are within 12 to 14 months of a parole eligibility date based on dates of offense prior or classification or other criteria have been met.
Wrist Restraints: Any DOC metallic or plastic device which attaches to the wrist area and holds the forearms in a fixed position.
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