Justice system and mental health

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.

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