|FEMALE VETERANS LIVING ARRANGEMENTS AT THE VETERANS' HOME AND HOSPITAL|
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July 26, 2001
By: Veronica Rose, Principal Analyst
You want to know if female inmates at the Veterans' Home and Hospital (VHH) are being moved from apartments to dormitories.
According to Robert Norman, legislative liaison for the Department of Veterans' Affairs, female inmates at VHH are being relocated to dormitories for safety and security reasons. Unlike male inmates, who live in dormitories, female inmates lived in their own apartments in a wooded area at the rear of the property. Patrol cars monitored the area, but, for the most part, the inmates were unsupervised. The department considered this unsafe. Further, the arrangement resulted in some illegal and inappropriate activities, including drinking. The department has moved the female inmates into dormitories where they are under constant supervision. According to Norman, this new arrangement enhances their safety and allows for better monitoring of their activities.