Effective treatment and preparation for successful reintegration can be better achieved if the needs and risks of incarcerated offenders are taken into consideration by correctional practitioners and scholars. Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions offers a unique opportunity to examine the different populations behind bars (e.g. chronically and mentally ill, homosexual, illegal immigrants, veterans, radicalized inmates, etc.), as well as their needs and the corresponding impediments for rehabilitation and reintegration. Author Lior Gideon takes a rehabilitative and reiterative approach to discuss and differentiate between the needs of these various categories of inmates, and provides in depth discussions-not available in other correctional texts-about the specific needs, risks and policy recommendations when working with present-day special needs offenders. Each chapter is followed by suggested readings and relevant websites that will enable readers to further enhance understanding of the issues and potential solutions discussed in the chapter. Further, each chapter has discussion questions specifically designed to promote class discussions. The text concludes with a theoretical framework for future policy implications and practices.

Mentally Ill Inmates: Jails and Prisons as the New Asylum

Mentally ill inmates: Jails and prisons as the new asylum
Lorie A. L.Nicholas and GerardBryant


Mentally Ill Man Held After Sneaking Past Security at JFK, Boarding Flights Without a Ticket

A Maryland man with a history of mental illness was ordered held without bail Wednesday on charges that he snuck aboard a jetliner at Kennedy Airport without a ticket. Ronald Youchen Wong, 30, stole a boarding pass then bypassed the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint. Brooklyn Magistrate Cheryl Pollack noted that Wong has a rap sheet for petty crimes all over the country when he was supposed to be receiving psychiatric treatment. “His own mother says he disappears for two weeks at a time and she doesn't know where ...

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