Day: April 18, 2019

Correctional Mental Health

Mental Health Care in Correctional Facilities

According to the Treatment Advocacy Center, In 44 states, a jail or prison holds more individuals with mental illnesses than the largest remaining state psychiatric hospital. Every inmate has the right to adequate medical and mental health care; however, due to overcrowding, lack of funding and outdated treatment laws, many inmates go without the basic …

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