ESU is a safe alternative for inmates and mental health patients, providing a humane alternative to eating with fingers.
— CSP-SAC prison authorities in Folsom, California

SAVINGS & SAFETY:

    • Prevents injury to staff or residents caused by manipulated utensils.
    • Helps prevent self-harm. Great for suicide-watch and segregated units.
    • Solution for mental health issues including swallowers and cutters
    • One incident is more costly than many year’s of ESU use
    • ESU’s have a perforation for quicker breakdown if ingested or flushed
    • Prevents costly “Lock downs” and cell extractions from weaponized utensils
    • Avoid potential legal issues caused by lack of alternative utensils

 

OTHER BENEFITS:

  • Can cut through food such as hard tamale pie and watermelon and even scoop soup or cereal with milk
  • More humane than fingers only
  • Easier for arthritic patients to use