Community Mental Health Services and the Prevalence of Severe Mental Illness in Local Jails: Are They Related?

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The excessive prevalence of severe mental illness noted in correctional settings has sometimes been attributed to the inadequacy of community based mental health services. This study examines the prevalence of severe mental illness in two jails situated within catchment areas featuring markedly different levels of community mental health services. We use… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1021321824606

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@article{Fisher2000CommunityMH, title={Community Mental Health Services and the Prevalence of Severe Mental Illness in Local Jails: Are They Related?}, author={William H. Fisher and Ira K. Packer and Lorna J. Simon and D. Alastair Smith}, journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research}, year={2000}, volume={27}, pages={371-382} }