Tag: Glossary

DOC Glossary

Michigan Dept of Corrections Glossary & Definitions

Absconder Recovery Unit (ARU) – Armed employees in these units apprehend escapees and parole absconders. Staff members receive specialized training in the areas of investigation and surveillance techniques. The process was started with a pilot project in 1985 in an attempt to reduce escapes from corrections centers. Most parole violators or escapees are caught within a few days.

Administrative Segregation – A separate housing unit inside a prison in which prisoners are confined to their cells at all times except for limited outdoor exercise, showers and specific needs such as a medical visit. …