A very thoughtful lifer who has been in prison a long time recounted the years he spent in the special housing unit at Pelican Bay State Prison, and told us that reading those psalms and holding on to the thought that God was his rock allowed him to survive that terrible time.
What does SHU stand for?
SHU stands for Special Housing Unit (prison)
This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
See other definitions of SHU
We have 27 other meanings of SHU in our Acronym Attic
- Security Housing Unit (prison)
- Segregated Housing Unit (prison)
- Selective Hydrogenation Unit
- Seton Hall University (South Orange, New Jersey, USA; founded in 1856)
- Seton Hill University (Greensburg, Pennsylvania)
- Shanghai University
- Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
- Ships Head Up (type of marine radar display)
- Siena Heights University (Adrian, MI)
- Solitary Housing Unit
- Split-Horison Updates
- Syndrome Hémolytique et Urémique (French: Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome)
- Safe House for Unwanted Animals (UK)
- Show Up and Blow Up (paddle board)
- Shaughnessy Heights United Church (Canada)
- Shower Hook (portable shower head holder)
- Southwestern Hardwood Utilization Council
- Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Stord/Haugesund University College (Norway)
- Sophisticated Humatics Competence Cluster Evaluation (mathematical method to make knowledge competencies and skills operable)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Amnesty International last year condemned the ruthless conditions in the special housing unit on the 10th floor of the Manhattan prison.
All of the inmates were secured, restrained, searched, debriefed, medically assessed and placed in the Special Housing Unit.
A purported crime boss who was being held as a pretrial detainee petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus, challenging his detention in a restrictive special housing unit.
A special housing unit cell where inmates were moved for their own protection or protection of other inmates in the general population.
The rhythmic clink, clank, clink of full restraints echoed off the barren walls of the now empty Special Housing Unit (SHU) * as the last inmate left his cell and shuffled through the hall to an awaiting prison bus.
A creative alternative to institutionalization or the renovation of private homes is to enter into agreements with private enterprise, the provinces, and local hospitals and long-term care facilities to build special housing units.