Mental Illness in Prison: Inmate Rehabilitation & Correctional Officers in Crisis

Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 14, p. 227, 2009

26 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2010 Last revised: 1 Sep 2021

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SpearIt

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law; Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Date Written: August 3, 2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Mental Illness, California, Prisons, Criminal Justice, Correctional Officer training

Suggested Citation

SpearIt, Mental Illness in Prison: Inmate Rehabilitation & Correctional Officers in Crisis (August 3, 2009). Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 14, p. 227, 2009 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1646652

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