Justice system and mental health:
~ 2 million people with mental illness are newly incarcerated each year.
~ Recent findings show that there are 10 times more individuals with serious mental illness in prisons and jails than in state mental hospitals.
~ 83% of inmates with mental illness did not have access to treatment after release.
~ In a recent outcome study, 64% of inmates with mental illness released from prison were rearrested within 18 months, and 48% were hospitalized within the same time period.