Mental disorders in Australian prisoners: a comparison with a community sample.

@article{Butler2006MentalDI,
  title={Mental disorders in Australian prisoners: a comparison with a community sample.},
  author={Tony G. Butler and Gavin Andrews and Stephen H Allnutt and Chika Sakashita and Nadine E Smith and John Basson},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={272-6}
}
BACKGROUND The plight of those with mental health problems and the possible role of prisons in "warehousing" these individuals has received considerable media and political attention. Prisoners are generally excluded from community-based surveys and to date no studies have compared prisoners to the community. OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine whether excess psychiatric morbidity exists in prisoners compared to the general community after adjusting for demographics. METHOD Prison data… CONTINUE READING