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Title: Salem Area Institutions: Correctional and Mental Health Institutions and the Ex-Institutional Population
Author(s): K M Seidel; C A Heinkel
Corporate Author: University of Oregon
Bureau of Governmental Research and Service
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 123
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study determines whether the Salem area (Marion County, Ore.) receives a disproportionate share of ex-institutional correctional and mental health clients because of the proximity of mental health and correctional institutions to the area.
Abstract: To achieve this, departures of inmates and mental health patients into the Salem area were compared with departures into other regions of the State, and admissions from the Salem area to State institutions were compared with the number of persons discharged into that area. Section one examines Oregon's historical constitutional requirement that all State institutions be located in Marion County and compares the resulting institutional concentration with other capital cities and with cities and metropolitan areas of similar size. Also, the attitudes of Oregon residents toward community problems are examined, and attitudes of Salem residents are compared with statewide attitudes. Sections on corrections and mental health describe the populations and programs of the State institutions and analyze institutional populations and admissions. The various types of inmate and patient departures from institutions are analyzed by region of departure, and departures into the Salem area are compared with admissions from that area. Community living arrangements of mental health patients after discharge are discussed. 52 tables and 16 figures
Main Term(s): Ex-offenders
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Mental health services; Oregon
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