Mental Illness in Prison: Inmate Rehabilitation & Correctional Officers in Crisis
Saint Louis University - School of Law
Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 14, p. 227, 2009
Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-18
The work examines the mental illness crisis in California prisons, paying specific attention to the state’s recent shift back to rehabilitation principles. By analysis of California statutes, correctional officer training materials, mental health jurisprudence, and scholarly literature, this article argues that the collateral effects of the growing mental illness population on both prisoners and correctional staff is of the most formidable foes facing California’s new rehabilitation strategy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: Mental Illness, California, Prisons, Criminal Justice, Correctional Officer trainingAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 23, 2010 ; Last revised: October 6, 2010
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