A recent study of recently incarcerated people finds that witnessing violence is a frequent and traumatizing experience in prison.
Incarceration can trigger and worsen symptoms of mental illness — and those effects can last long after someone leaves the prison gates.
Conversations about local jails being filled with people who need medical care and social services are becoming more frequent, but until now, these conversations have been missing three fundamental data points: how many people go to jail each year, how many return, and which underlying problems fuel this cycle.
A new study shows a striking disparity between incarcerated men and women.
Published by the GAINS Center, this brief reviews the evidence on the use of cognitive-behavioral therapies within the RNR principle, a common framework for criminal justice case planning; the focus is on “criminal thinking,” a common “criminogenic factor” used in risk and needs assessments.