How To Prevent Mental Illness In Prisons

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According to the United Nations Human Rights states that people who are in prison should receive the same protection of their physical and mental health and treatment of disease of the same quality and standard as the people who are not imprisoned or detained. Even if the ill-treatment is not the case, the prisons in many countries of the word had overcrowding, violence, poor physical condition, isolated from society, and inadequate health care to the physical and mental health of the prisoners which is harmful. Yet, according from the surveys of of the states that had been done by Torrey E. F Kennard, there are three times more seriously mentally ill person in jail and prisons than in hospitals. 14.5% of men and 31.0% of women that have a serious mental illness are in jails. Moreover, from gathered information from providers, people with the mental sickness are less likely release by early release and have longer jail detention programs compare to ones without mental illness. The research analysis that had whether a convicted that have serious mental illness have longer…show more content…
Based on the database, regardless of the mental status of the person, at least 50% of them had been released from the jail within a month. Furthermore, the 49% of the mentally ill persons had been unpredictable released. In prisons, people with mental health needs groups constitute a particularly important group because prisons were never designed as facilities for the mentally ill people. Many of these people are not getting mental treatment in the community are swept into the criminal justice system after they commit a crime. Receiving mental treatment can help some prisoners recover from their illness and prevent their mental status to getting worse, and protect them from suicide. Moreover, getting treatment will also enhance community safety when prisoner

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