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Thursday | August 8, 2012
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Mental Health Issues in County Corrections vs State PrisonsBy Joe W. Hatcher, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, and Shauna Pichette
A major change in the inmate population over the last twenty years is that they are now much more likely to be mentally ill (see the PBS video The New Asylums for an overview). County correctional populations are also affected by this change, with some reports indicating that mental illness rates in county jails have increased by over 50% in the last five years (Hirschkorn & Mitchell, 2011; Wiener, 2012). In fact, some reports suggest that county correctional populations now carry more symptoms of mental illness than do state correctional populations.
How does the mental health environment for county corrections differ from that of larger state institutions? full story
Also this week:
Assessment & ReEntry Case Manager - Spectrum Health Systems - Maine
The Case Manager is responsible for the coordination of reentry plans for inmates returning to the community. This position also provides follow-up monitoring and case management support for 3 to 6 months post-release.
quote of the week
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure . . . than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."