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‘Stepping Up’ To The Problem Of Mental Illness In Corrections Facilities

Perspective | June 6, 2017

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In the United States, mental illness and the corrections system are inextricably linked. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice show that approximately 20% of state prisoners and 21% of local jail prisoners have “a recent history” of a mental health condition (see “Mental Health Problems of Prison and Jail Inmates”). The Urban Institute estimates…

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