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NCJ Number: 158123 Find in a Library
Title: Comorbidity of Mental Illness and Substance Use in Jail Populations
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:22  Issue:1/2  Dated:(1995)  Pages:59-76
Author(s): D Canales-Portalatin
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 18
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined differences and similarities in certain characteristics among substance user and mentally ill (SUMI) jail inmates, nonsubstance user but mentally ill (NSUMI) inmates, substance user but non-mentally ill (SUNMI) inmates, and non- substance user and non-mentally ill (NSUNMI) inmates.
Abstract: The study focused on the demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, and offender status of 5,785 male and female inmates. The results showed that over 15 percent of the participants were classified as substance user and mentally ill; 49 percent were substance user but non-mentally ill; and 6 percent were non-substance user but mentally ill. About 25 percent of the substance users were also mentally ill, and two-thirds of the mentally ill used illicit substances. There was a significant relationship between substance use and mental illness in terms of the inmates' gender, race, employment status, family members incarcerated, being sentenced to jail, highest grade level of education, age, and number of siblings. 5 tables and 44 references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Drug-abusing inmates; Mentally ill inmates; Offender profiles; Statistics
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