New government report points to continuing mental health crisis in prisons and jails
Source: Prison Policy Initiative
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Mental Health Treatment
U.S. prisons and jails are filled with people who have a current or past mental health problem, and facilities are still not meeting the demand for treatment.