Donna L. Hall

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Correctional and forensic mental health systems throughout the country are routinely called on to manage and provide treatment for mentally ill prison inmates. This study identifies criminal justice and mental health predictors of general re-arrest and re-arrest for violence in seriously mentally ill (SMI) persons leaving prison in New York State. Both(More)
State psychiatric hospitals are increasingly populated by forensic patients. In New York State, the growth in the forensic population is largely attributable to increased lengths of stay of patients deemed not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI). This research was conducted to determine whether longer periods of hospitalization are associated with better(More)
In New York State, Mental Hygiene Law defines mental illness as ―an affliction with a mental disease or mental condition which is manifested by a disorder or disturbance in behavior, feeling, thinking, or judgment to such an extent that the person afflicted requires care, treatment and rehabilitation.‖1 It has long been acknowledged that individuals(More)
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