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Table 2 Episodes of use of special observation cells (SOC) total and per day, and transfers from prison to hospital, before and after the opening of the high support unit (HSU)

From: Reducing the use of seclusion for mental disorder in a prison: implementing a high support unit in a prison using participant action research

Months Number of episodes of use of SOC Number of episodes of use of SOC per day Transfers from prison to forensic hospital
  Before the opening of the HSU  
December 2009 - - - 0
January 2010 47 1.5 0
February 2010 84 3.0 0
March 2010 98 3.1 0
April 2010 131 4.3 2
May 2010 56 1.8 1
June 2010 65 2.2 1
July 2010 41 1.3 1
August 2010 58 1.9 0
September 2010 36 1.2 1
October 2010 42 1.4 1
November 2010 75 2.5 1
  After opening of the HSU  
December 2010 32 1.0 1
January 2011 36 1.2 0
February 2011 58 2.1 1
March 2011 35 1.1 1
April 2011 20 0.7 0
May 2011 15 0.5 0
June 2011 14 0.5 1
July 2011 31 1.0 0
August 2011 21 0.7 2
September 2011 38 1.3 2
October 2011 12 0.4 0
November 2011 28 0.9 0