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The Correctional Mental Health Handbook is the first book to offer a comprehensive overview of the services provided by correctional mental health professionals for the various populations found in correctional programs and facilities. Edited by Thomas J. Fagan and Robert K. Ax, experts with over 40 years of correctional mental health experience, this unique handbook is divided into three sections. The first section provides a flexible model for organizing mental health services based on staffing levels, facility mission, and local need. The second section considers typical offender problems in many correctional systems and how they are customarily managed. The third section presents various clinical and consultative activities offered by mental health professionals within correctional settings. While the main audience will be correctional mental health professionals and academics involved with training correctional mental health professionals, the Correctional Mental Health Handbook is also an ideal primer for graduate students studying corrections in criminal justice programs. For the student preparing to enter the correctional mental health profession, this indispensable text explains the general characteristics and treatment needs of specific inmate populations including: substance dependent offenders, female offenders, sexual predators, and juvenile offenders.      

Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in Prisons and Jails
Substance abuse treatment programs in prisons and jails
Roger H.Peters and Charles O.Matthews

Approximately 3% of the U.S. population was incarcerated or under other types of correctional supervision in 1999 (Office of National Drug Control Policy [ONDCP], 2001), among the highest rates of the developed countries in the world. The number of prisoners incarcerated in state and federal prisons nearly doubled during the 1990s, continuing a trend begun during the previous decade. During that time, the jail capacity in the United States rose from 389,000 to 652,000, and jails operated at more than 93% capacity (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000a). The cost of this rapid growth is overwhelming, amounting to nearly $40 billion spent on prisons and jails in ...

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