Download
nij study of prisoner mental health problems n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
NIJ Study of Prisoner Mental Health Problems PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
NIJ Study of Prisoner Mental Health Problems

NIJ Study of Prisoner Mental Health Problems

78 Vues Download Presentation
Télécharger la présentation

NIJ Study of Prisoner Mental Health Problems

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. NIJ Study of PrisonerMental Health Problems • Nationally representative samples of prison inmates (2004, N = 18,200) and jail inmates (2002, N = 7,000) • Interviewers asked each inmate about symptoms of mental disorders they experienced within the last year • Self-reported mental disorders • State prisons: 73 percent of females and 55 percent of males • Federal prisons: 61 percent of females and 44 percent of males • Jails: 75 percent of females and 63 percent of males.

  2. Self-reported mental health problems by type and jurisdiction • State prisoners: 43 percent had symptoms of mania, 23 percent major depression and 15 percent psychotic disorder. • Federal prisoners: 35 percent had symptoms of mania, 16 percent major depression and 10 percent psychotic disorder. • Jail inmates: 54 percent had symptoms of mania, 30 percent major depression and 24 percent psychotic disorder, such as delusions or hallucinations

  3. Self-reported mental health problems: violence, recidivism, drug and alcohol abuse • Violence • 61 percent of state prisoners and 44 percent of jail inmates had a current or past violent offense. • Recidivism • 25 percent of state prisoners and 26 percent of jail inmates had served three or more prior sentences. • Drug and alcohol abuse • Inmates with self-reported mental health problems had high rates of drug and alcohol dependency and abuse in the year before they were confined • 74 percent of state prisoners and 76 percent of jail inmates • 37 percent of state prisoners and 34 percent of jail inmates said they used drugs at the time of their offense. • 13 percent of state prisoners and 12 percent of jail inmates said they used methamphetamines in the month before their offense.