Billions of dollars are spent making sure, severely mentally ill offenders can be treated. Billions of dollars have been spent making sure prison psychologists and psychiatrists have private offices to treat their inmate patients. Billions have been spent on individual cells for inmates near nurse’s station. Billions of dollars have been spent attempting to reduce overcrowding, and to improve health care in its prisons. What’s interesting about this entire ordeal, is the fact that my daughter is in the 11th grade, and every year she has been in high school she has had printed copies of chapters from the school textbooks. Why, because they have not had enough books for the students. They can beef up security in these prisons, but can’t make sure they have enough of the much needed supplies. Prisons are overcrowded. Public schools are overcrowded. Both of them being overcrowded are a result of poor public policy. Both are prone to ferocious rebellion. Both are unwell administered and disorganized. Both are reigned by cliques. Bother are not favorable for improvement. Both are ruled by intimidation and forcefulness. Even though there are a lot of similarities, we still need more schools. We still need more school
The article describes correctional nursing as one of the hardest jobs to keep values in such, ethically and legally in a sense of what it means to be a nurse. The reason their job is so hard is they have to set aside their feelings and view on things they don’t necessarily agree with. Whereas, nurses in a hospital setting or clinic don’t have to make or choice if they want to help a patient, they just do because it’s the duty of the nurse under the American Nurse Association. The correctional nurse has to be able to deal with incarcerated inmates every day and on a daily basis. They have to be trustworthy of the inmates who may have done something against their beliefs and religion.
There are so many mentally ill people in correctional facilities because most families do not know how to help their loves ones who suffer from a mental illness, so the call the police for help. Majority of the police officers do not know what to do or how to handle people with a mental illness disease. Police officers who are not trained to deal with the mentally ill often do not recognize that person is ill. Some police officers do not recognize if the individual should or not go to jail or a treatment center or medical facility. The impact of law enforcement and the judicial system dealing with people with a mental illness is to assist the inmates with the help they need. Also, the correctional facilities help inmates with mental illness
The front line of that process is the police, who frequently determine whether someone will enter the mental health system or the criminal justice system. Even police who are equipped and inclined to recognize mental illness and respond appropriately, however, find themselves constrained to redirect the mentally ill into the criminal justice system because of a lack of alternatives. The local law enforcement can redirect non-violent mentally ill in crisis to the clinic for assessment and assistance instead of
Mental health issues are on the rise, especially among the youth, 6 out of 10 young people do not receive mental health treatment for major depression. Currently over 40 million Americans are currently dealing with a mental health issue and 56 percent are not receiving proper treatment. (Mental Health America). The health care reform has reduced insurance premiums for adults who have a mental health condition, however premiums and copayments are still not affordable for everyone. With the rise of mental health issues, the funding for mental illness should also increase to meet the need. If additional funds were put into mental health care, no or low cost mental health care treatment and early detection could be offered to those who have a mental health condition; making sure those with a mental health condition can obtain proper treatment would lower the costs that Americans will pay in the long run, it would lower the incarceration rates and the number of families who are affected by mental illness would decrease.
The state is responsible, and the Part of the blame for this growing issue in our country. The result of the deinstitution movement in the 1960’s. This movement Majority of state of mental hospitals. This was because of the introduction of anti-psychics. Also people thought that that mentally ill patients should be helped and treated in their communities not inside of mental health hospital or insane asylum’s. Also Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance providers didn’t cover a patient stay at a mental health hospital. This was great for the people who received the help they need to function in our society. However is was bad for other who didn’t received adequate support and treatment in ended up in our into our corrections system. In 2009 to 2012 Illinois was one of ten states in the country that cut mental health funding by 32%. This was an attempts to fix the state’s fiscal crisis. Also in 2012 Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel order to close down six of twelve mental health care faculties. Only leave the city with six have remaining facility. This put’s a burden on the person that needs help because now they to get to a remaining faculty most of the time using public transportation we is a hassle. So this is when some people use drugs to self-mediate. Cook county sheriff Thomas dart is an advocate of helping the mentally ill inmate with receiving the help that they need. He says that the inmates should be treated like patients rather than inmates. And also while in cook county jail the inmate receive the help that they need. He says he problem is when a mentally ill person gets releases without their meds and treatment and support the usually end up back in jail and this becomes a repeated cycle. Ironically by Illinois cutting their mental health funding it only costed them more money. The state saw a 131 million dollar increase in spending for mental health. It’s estimated that it cost $150 a day to incarcerate a
In today’s modern society, many feel that is okay for a police officer can kill a man armed with a harmful weapon at any cost. On many news channels, there are various amounts of articles and reports about a police officer committing this act. Even though a police officer has the right to take action against an armed man, this could be argued in many circumstances. In the 2013, Sammy Yatim was a young adult with a mental illness and was armed with a weapon on a streetcar in Toronto. Yatim was confronted by Const. James Forcillo, who took action against Yatim, shot multiple times and killed him. After an extensive trial, Const. James Forcillo was convicted with attempted murder and no additional charges were laid against him. For the reason
Mentally ill offenders comprise a huge segment of the country 's prison populace, bringing about various difficulties to correctional administrators who lack formal preparation or instruction on the best way to communicate, look after, and secure this specific populace (Pittaro, 2017). Correctional administrators confront a large group of difficulties with regards to mentally ill inmates. These particular inmates require more supervision and more care with respect to their prosperity in the correctional facility that they reside in. In most facility, the mentally ill prisoners are restricted to the minimum about of counseling services which may prompt troublesome practices. As indicated by an article written by Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D., "All patients have both a right to treatment and a right to refuse treatment (Sederer, n.d).” Despite the fact that being imprisoned can be difficult for the most advantageous individual, it 's harder for an individual diagnosed with an acute psychiatric illness. Correctional administrators have to battle with the idea of giving more supervision, specific mental care, and prescriptions that are not generally available to help with their conduct and other
In the book Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson gives a glimpse of the cruel, unjust sentencing practices problems we have with our justice system. Our prisons are flooded with inmates who suffer from a mental illness and with correction officers who are not properly trained to handle inmates who suffer from this hidden illness. Currently, there is no humane solution to for them to receive the help they need. Finding a
Their are around 500,000 mentally ill people that are put away in prisons and jails. In the documentary “The New Asylums”,Ohio's state prison system reveals the issues that are ongoing with mentally ill inmates. The major problem we have today is that no one is taking care of the people of these people.
At approx 1:15 pm ON 8-29-16, I was sitting at my desk in my office with the
On 06/14/2017 around 1750 hours, I, Officer Burkes, responded to a report of a suspicious person knocking on a door at 1504 Homestead Blvd. The caller stated that a white male was bleeding all over her door and asking her to call 911. When I arrived on scene, I noticed a white male, later identified as Alex Schesny, sitting between the screen door and steele door. I asked Alex to get up and walk out to the back of my patrol car. Once on the back of my car, I retrieved my gloves out of the front seat.
While on routine patrol on Main St. in the area of the One Stop Capt. Oneill and myself could hear a female screaming extremely loud. Her screams were so loud it caused individuals to direct their attention to the noise.
On 6/19/16 at 2341 hours my partner, Officer Acosta #0044, and I were working patrol assigned to unit 3A22. We responded to a radio call of “shots fired” in the area of 101 W. Washington Bl.
I find Officer Martin’s Level III (Electronic Device) Use of Force to be within Division policy. I also find Officer Pinkerman’s Level I (Physically placed onto the ground) to be within policy.