NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ844594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Offenders with Mental Illness in the Correctional System
O'Keefe, Maureen L.; Schnell, Marissa J.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v45 n1-2 p81-104 2007
The escalating mentally ill population in prisons has created unique challenges for correctional systems, Colorado being no exception with 25% of its incarcerated population having mental health needs. This study examined correctional offenders with mental illness (OMIs) and found a growing number of OMIs in Colorado's prison system. Not only is this population expanding, OMIs have higher rates of recidivism, oftentimes a result of failing under parole supervision. OMIs present with characteristics that differentiate them from the general offender population, exhibiting greater rehabilitation needs and prison adjustment difficulties, which has a direct impact on the resources required to house them. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado