Prison madness : the mental health crisis behind bars and what we must do about it /Material type: BookPublisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c1999Edition: 1st ed.Description: xxxii, 301 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0787943614 (cloth : acid-free paper); 9780787943615 (cloth : acid-free paper).Subject(s): Prisoners -- Mental health -- United States | Prisoners -- Mental health services -- United States | Prisoners -- Medical care -- United States | Criminal justice, Administration of -- Health aspects -- United States | Correctional psychology -- United States | Mental Health Services -- United States | Prisoners -- psychology -- United StatesOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-289) and index.
The mentally ill behind bars -- Why so many prisoners develop mental disorders -- The failure of current mental health programs -- Racism: a mental health hazard -- Special problems for women -- Rape and posttraumatic stress disorder -- Lack of contact with loved ones -- Prison suicide -- The possibilities and limits of litigation -- Recommendations for treatment and rehabilitation -- The folly of law and order.