Respect: Our Inmates' and Detainees' Rights and Welfare
From the time a LaSalle employee is hired, each employee is taught the company’s policies on inmate and detainee rights. We fully follow and comply with any policies required by our local government agency partners. It is the core belief of LaSalle Corrections that the well-being of the men and women in our care is paramount.
Every detainee/inmate is provided a facility handbook explaining the following rights and responsibilities:
- Programs and services available
- Rules to follow
- Procedures for common situations
- How to report problems and file complaints
Those in our care have the right to maintain personal well-being, hygiene, health care, nutritious balanced meals, clean clothes, regular opportunities to bathe, do laundry and be given the supplies to do so. They have the right to take regular showers, live in areas with proper air circulation and heating, and have access to medical and mental health care if needed.
Anyone with a disability, such as limited ability to move, speak, breathe, see, hear, or care for themselves, have the right to reasonable access to all programs, activities, and services available to others. They also have the right to be provided aids or services to help them communicate, see, or hear.
Those in our care also have the right to the following:
- Right to practice your religious faith
- Be free from being discriminated against for any reason, including your race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, mental ability or political beliefs
- To be protected from mistreatment
- To report any assault, including an incident of sexual abuse or assault, to facility staff
- To access law library resources and legal assistance
- Access to the court system and confidential contact with their attorneys, as well as access to the media
- Access to the foreign consulate from their home country for those inmates/detainees who are not U.S. citizens.