Persons with mental illness have long been recognized as an important

Persons with mental illness have long been recognized as an important

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Persons with mental illness have long been recognized as an important 1983). Bureau of Justice Statistics estimate that 16.2% of state prisoners and 7.4% of federal prisoners are mentally ill (Ditton, 1999), and one of every eight state prisoners is receiving some mental health treatment of mental illness in prisons found that between 13.5% and 19.6% of state prisoners were diagnosed with major depression, schizophrenia, 386 JOURNAL OF OFFENDER REHABILITATION or bipolar disorder, as compared to 10,5% of the community population out of ten state prisons offer some form mental health services to inmates, services vary widely. Of particular concern is the transition from prison to the community. In a stinging review of treatment of mentally found that few states have provided discharge services and follow-up care. In a study of mentally ill offenders released from prisons in Washington State in 1996 and 1997, Lovell, Gagliardi and Peterson (2002) found that only 16% of their subjects received steady community
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2010 for the course CJS 313 taught by Professor Walker during the Spring '10 term at Keuka.

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