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NCJ Number: NCJ 188215     Find in a Library
Title: Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Allen J. Beck Ph.D. ; Laura M. Maruschak
Date Published: 07/2001
Page Count: 8
  Annotation: This document reports on facility policies related to screening of inmates at intake, conducting psychiatric or psychological evaluations, and providing treatment (including 24-hour mental health care, therapy/counseling, and use of psychotropic medications) in State prisons.
Abstract: This report is based on the 2000 Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, which gathered data from 1,668 separate institutions. It provides State-by-State tabulations of facility policies and counts of inmates by type of treatment, and by facility characteristics. Highlights include the following: (1) nearly all State adult confinement facilities screen inmates for mental health problems or provide treatment; (2) 1 in 10 State inmates receiving psychotropic medications, and 1 in 8 in mental health therapy or counseling; (3) 155 State facilities specialized in psychiatric confinement, but general confinement facilities provided a majority of treatment. 5 tables and 3 appendices.
Main Term(s): Mental health services ; Inmate health care ; Offender mental health services
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics ; Jail statistics ; Treatment/Therapeutic Community ; Treatment ; Inmate treatment ; Treatment techniques
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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