MAXIMUM-SECURITY UNIT

is a section or sealed off unit within a mental institution which is reserved for patients thought likely to self harm.

MAXIMUM-SECURITY UNIT: "Maximum-security units have been setup to provide appropriate levels of care to patients and safety to the public."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MAXIMUM-SECURITY UNIT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/maximum-security-unit/ (accessed January 15, 2021).
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