Criminalizing the Seriously Mentally Ill: The Abuse of Jails As Mental Hospitals

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Diane Pub Co, 1992 - Law - 152 pages
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"Clinical studies suggest that 10-15% of prison populations have a major psychiatric disorder & need the services associated with severe or chronic mental illness." Contents: backward to the 1830s: a history of mentally ill persons in jails; survey of the nation's jails: results & analysis; other studies of mentally ill persons in jails; why do mentally ill individuals end up in jail? problems & 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 & tables.

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Contents

A History of Mentally III Persons in Jails
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Percentage of Jails Holding Seriously Mentally 111 Inmates Without
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Other Studies of Mentally III Persons in Jails
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