Grief is something that everyone will experience at one time or another during their lifetime. When a person experiences a significant loss they are forced to deal with grief. For inmates these losses can be associated with people or things in the general community as well as losses associated with their lives in the correctional environment (death of a fellow inmate who was a long time friend). Inmates, who are already in a very stressful situation, may experience greater distress than other people when faced with problems including loss and death. As a correctional officer, you will meet inmates who have received news, witnessed events, or experienced significant personal losses and setbacks. This course will assist you in understanding the effects of grief and loss on inmates as well as those who care for them.