Mental Illness and incarceration
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|Mon, 04-08-2013 - 8:47am|
iVillage Health Reports "According to a recent study published in theJournal of Health and Social Behavior, the link between prison time and mental illness is a two-way street. Although many incarcerated people exhibit such problems as impulse control disorders -- which normally first appear in childhood or adolescence -- before they enter the correctional system, incarceration itself seems to cause major depression.
And this may help explain why so many inmates have trouble re-entering society when they are released, said the authors of the study" MORE