Measuring Prison Mental Health Service Effectiveness

Developing performance measures for prison mental health services In 2012, Pennsylvania earned the dubious honor of being among the 10 states with the largest imprisonment rate increases in the US. A 2013 Pennsylvania State Prison study found that 6 of 10 inmates paroled from Pennsylvania prisons were arrested again within 3 […]

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Criminal Justice System

In 2010, there were 2.3 million inmates in our nation’s prisons and jails: 85% were substance-involved and 1.5 million met the DSM-IV medical criteria for substance abuse or addiction (CASA Columbia). Substance use is a pervasive problem for all segments of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, and reentry […]

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