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ERIC Number: EJ879898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Jail Inmates with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Problems: Correlates and Service Needs
Sung, Hung-En; Mellow, Jeff; Mahoney, Annette M.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v49 n2 p126-145 2010
The confluence of the deinstitutionalization of people with mental illness and the massive incarceration of drug offenders has dramatically raised the number of substance abusers with mental illness in American jails. This study sought to identify correlates of comorbidity and service gaps among jail inmates using data from the 2002 Survey of Inmates in Local Jails. Results suggest that offenders with comorbidity can be satisfactorily identified according to their past exposure to certain risk factors. One third of the jail population met the comorbidity criteria and 64% of them did not receive any treatment or counseling service while incarcerated. Policy implications are discussed. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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