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NCJ Number: 97798 Find in a Library
Title: Mental Health Work in Prisons and Jails - Inmate Adjustment and Indigenous Correctional Personnel
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1985)  Pages:17-27
Author(s): L X Lombardo
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 11
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Mental health efforts in prisons and jails most often ignore the mental illness prevention capabilities of main-line correctional personnel.
Abstract: By focusing on inmates with drug dependencies or severe psychiatric disorders, traditional mental health services have failed to come to grips with the problems created for 'normal inmates' by the conditions of confinement. This article argues that indigenous correctional personnel might supplement the efforts of professional treatment staff by learning to assist inmates in coping with the stress produced by everyday institutional living conditions. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Correctional officer training; Inmate health care; Inmate staff relations; Mental health services
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