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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 188215     Find in a Library
Title: Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Allen J. Beck Ph.D. ; Laura M. Maruschak
Date Published: 07/2001
Page Count: 8
  Annotation: This document reports on facility policies related to screening of inmates at intake, conducting psychiatric or psychological evaluations, and providing treatment (including 24-hour mental health care, therapy/counseling, and use of psychotropic medications) in State prisons.
Abstract: This report is based on the 2000 Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, which gathered data from 1,668 separate institutions. It provides State-by-State tabulations of facility policies and counts of inmates by type of treatment, and by facility characteristics. Highlights include the following: (1) nearly all State adult confinement facilities screen inmates for mental health problems or provide treatment; (2) 1 in 10 State inmates receiving psychotropic medications, and 1 in 8 in mental health therapy or counseling; (3) 155 State facilities specialized in psychiatric confinement, but general confinement facilities provided a majority of treatment. 5 tables and 3 appendices.
Main Term(s): Mental health services ; Inmate health care ; Offender mental health services
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics ; Jail statistics ; Treatment/Therapeutic Community ; Treatment ; Inmate treatment ; Treatment techniques
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
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United States of America

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United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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