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.Institute on Mental Disability and the Law National Center for State Courts 300 Newport Avenue Williamsburg, VA 23187-8798 ... International Association of Chiefs of Police 1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 243-6500 Dan Rosenblatt, Executive Director Voluntary accreditation program for health care in prisons and jails, including standards for mental health services. Newspaper available for free, standards manuals and other resources available for sale.

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


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