TITLE

Serious mental health problems prevalent among U.S. inmates

AUTHOR(S)
Krisberg, Kim
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Nation's Health;Nov2006, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the findings of a report released by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the prevalence of mental health problems among U.S. prison and jail inmates. The report reveals that, as of mid-2005, 705,600 inmates in state prisons, 70,200 in federal prisons and 479,900 in local jails had a mental health problem. Even more troubling, more than two-fifths of state prisoners and more than half of jail inmates said they had symptoms that met the criteria for mania, while 15 percent of state prisoners and 24 percent of jail inmates reported symptoms of a psychotic disorder.
ACCESSION #
22983605

 

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