Trends in state prison admission of offenders with serious mental illness.

@article{BradleyEngen2010TrendsIS,
  title={Trends in state prison admission of offenders with serious mental illness.},
  author={Mindy S Bradley-Engen and Gary S. Cuddeback and Mathew D. Gayman and Joseph P. Morrissey and David C. Mancuso},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2010},
  volume={61 12},
  pages={1263-5}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined whether the proportion as well as the number of prisoners with behavioral health disorders have increased in recent years. METHODS Among 41,440 persons admitted to Washington State prisons from 1998 through 2006, this study estimated numbers and proportions of behavioral health disorders diagnosed while persons were in the community or in prison. RESULTS There was a 44% increase in persons admitted with a diagnosed co-occurring substance use disorder between… CONTINUE READING