Prevalence of serious mental illness among jail inmates.

@article{Steadman2009PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of serious mental illness among jail inmates.},
  author={Henry J. Steadman and Fred C. Osher and Pamela Clark Robbins and Brian C Case and Steven Samuels},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={
          761-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study estimated current prevalence rates of serious mental illness among adult male and female inmates in five jails during two time periods (four jails in each period). METHODS During two data collection phases (2002-2003 and 2005-2006), recently admitted inmates at two jails in Maryland and three jails in New York were selected to receive the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID). Selection was based on systematic sampling of data from a brief screen for symptoms of… CONTINUE READING

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