The psychosocial issues of women serving time in jail.

  title={The psychosocial issues of women serving time in jail.},
  author={Mark I. Singer and Julia Bussey and Ling Yi Song and L A Lunghofer},
  journal={Social work},
  volume={40 1},
Two hundred and one randomly selected female inmates incarcerated at a municipal jail were interviewed to establish the needs of this population and to formulate appropriate rehabilitative interventions. Measures of social support for this sample were uniformly low. Scores on the Global Severity Index of the Brief Symptom Inventory showed that 64 percent of the women were in the clinical range for mental health problems. Scores obtained from the Short Drug Abuse Screening Test indicated that 83… CONTINUE READING

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