A new study by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that incarcerated women are much more likely to report a history of mental health issues than incarcerated men. About 35 percent of male prisoners surveyed reported that they had a history of mental health diagnoses and 14 percent reported that they had serious psychological distress within the past 30 days. For female prisoners, almost two-thirds reported a mental health diagnostic history and 20.5 percent reported that they had serious psychological distress within the past 30 days. Read more.
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