The Revolving Door: Mental Illness, Incarceration, Inadequate Care, and Inadequate Evidence

Miriam Becker-Cohen, KiDeuk Kim
May 11, 2015

While the incarceration rate in New York has dropped in recent years, the proportion of mentally ill inmates in city jails has risen to nearly 40 percent. In an effort to take responsibility for these individuals, New York recently enacted a law that extends mental health services to more than 3,000 additional inmates discharged from correctional facilities who received mental health treatment while in jail.



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