Corrections and the Mentally Ill

Group: University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center

URL: http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/forum/18/4winter2002/d_corrmental.html

Description

The Alaska Department of Corrections is the largest provider of inpatient psychiatric services in the state. This article reports on the mentally ill in correctional institutions in Alaska and nationwide where, in 2000, one in every eight state prisoners was receiving some mental health therapy or counseling services, and nearly 10 percent (105,000 individuals) were receiving psychiatric medications.

Tags

corrections, mental health, inmates

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Non-Profit
Formats
PDF, HTML
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2002

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