Criminalizing the Seriously Mentally Ill

Criminalizing the Seriously Mentally Ill

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qClinical studies suggest that 10-15% of prison populations have a major psychiatric disorder and need the services associated with severe or chronic mental illness.q Contents: backward to the 1830s: a history of mentally ill persons in jails; survey of the nation's jails: results and analysis; other studies of mentally ill persons in jails; why do mentally ill individuals end up in jail? problems and consequences of jailing the mentally ill; legal issues: emergency detention of the mentally ill; what happens to mentally ill persons when they leave jail; model programs for mentally ill persons in jails; recommendations. Charts and tables.The answer in such states should be to use psychiatric beds in general hospitals as temporary holding facilities rather than ... duration who was living in a boarding home under the outpatient supervision of the Mid Coast Mental Health Center.

Title:Criminalizing the Seriously Mentally Ill
Author:Edwin Fuller Torrey, Joan Stieber, Jonathan Ezekiel
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1998-04-01


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