“Majority of U.S. Inmates Don’t Get Mental-Health Treatment, Study Finds” -Daily Beast

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Summary: ” Mental health care is still too often regarded as something that’s optional, rather than something the Supreme Court has ruled is required [for prisoners].” Overall, more jail inmates have a current mental health problem than federal prisoners. population, the report by Jennifer Bronson, Ph.D, and Dr. A higher percentage of women get together with each other together one, or both of the criteria indicating a current mental health problem than men: 20 percent of female federal prisoners 32 percent of female jail inmates. “People cycle in, and out of jail and aren’t getting the treatment they need.” The almost all common treatment, for inmates and prisoners indicating a mental health problem was prescription medications. The study found almost all prisoners, and jail inmates with a current mental health problem have at some point received treatment in their lives. Inmates, and prisoners with less than a high school degree were almost all likely to draw attention to a mental health problem, followed by those with a college degree and those with a high school degree, or equivalent. with mental-health problems receive back treatment, according to a new Department of Justice report released Thursday. There are huge waiting lists to have access to into these programs, and they prioritize those reentering society sooner.” While numerous inmates and prisoners come in into the system with a past history of mental illness, Prison Policy Institute analyst Wendy Sawyer said the stresses of being incarcerated might come up with to the prevalence of  mental health problems, as evidenced by the report’s finding that serious psychological distress is almost all often reported/experienced during such time first of all month of detention.”

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