Research Roundup: Incarceration can cause lasting damage to mental health
Source: Prison Policy Initiative
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: People who have experienced Trauma, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Post-discharge, Community Reentry
Incarceration can trigger and worsen symptoms of mental illness — and those effects can last long after someone leaves the prison gates.