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Study: Incarcerated people placed in solitary confinement differ significantly from others in prison population

By Crime and Justice Research Alliance Concern has grown about prison systems' use of extended solitary confinement as a way to manage violent and disruptive incarcerated people. A new study identified groups that are more likely to be…
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A Half-Million People Got COVID-19 in Prison. Are Officials Ready for the Next Pandemic?

By Katie Park, Keri Blakinger, and Claudia Lauer Derrick Johnson had a makeshift mask. He had the spray bottle of bleach and extra soap that corrections officers provided. But he still spent every day crammed in a unit with 63 other men…
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1 in 5 Prisoners in the U.S. has had COVID-19.

By Beth Schwartzapfel, Katie Park, and Andrew Demullo One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population. In some states,…
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Schizophrenia and Marijuana: Trigger or Treatment?

By Shawna Seed Schizophrenia, a rare but serious mental illness, impairs the way you think, make decisions, and handle emotions. There’s no single cause of the condition -- it’s a complicated disease that involves many factors.…
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Florida’s Mental-Health Epidemic Reaches Crisis Point

By National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) An epidemic is spreading in Florida. At its worst, mental illness asserts itself in paranoia and delusions that can explode into violence, which happened last month when a lawyer shot three…
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One Year In: COVID-19 and Mental Health

By Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D. Director for NIMH It has been just over a year now since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic struck the United States full force. A year of hunkering down and Zooming in, teleworking and telepsychiatry, economic…
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Study: Prisoners with mental illness much more likely to be placed in solitary confinement

Article posted by Crime and Justice Research Alliance Past studies on whether incarcerated people with mental illness are more likely to be placed in solitary confinement have yielded mixed results. A new study examined the issue in one…
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Biden Pledges Assertive Action to Address Opioid Crisis

Article published by Behavioral Healthcare Executive, Tome Valentino, Senior Editor. Acknowledging that addiction is a crisis that “touches families in every community in red states and blue states, across all races and creeds,” President…
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Prevalence Rates of Acute Stress Disorder Symptomatology and Association to Juvenile Crime Involvement

Prevalence-Rates-of-Acute-Stress-Disorder-Symptomatology-and-Association-to-Juvenile-Crime-InvolvementDownload Little is known about the relationship between acute stress disorder and criminal behavior among youth. This studyexamined…
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Association of Childhood Trauma Exposure with Adult Psychiatric Disorders and Functional Outcomes

Association-of-Childhood-Trauma-Exposure-With-Adult-Psychiatric-Disorders-and-Functional-OutcomesDownload In this cohort study, cumulative childhood trauma was associated with higher rates of adult psychiatric disorders and poorer functional…
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NAMI's Tips for Getting an Insurer to Cover Mental Health Treatment

Dealing with your insurance company to get mental health treatment covered can be confusing and complicated. I work at a law firm that represents people with mental health conditions when their health plans refuse to pay for treatment.…

Criminal Recidivism in Inmates with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Criminal Recidivism in Inmates with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders (1)
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Data and Information Sharing Virtual Learning Community Part 3: Data Sharing Among Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Partners—Mechanisms and Platforms for Efficient Data and Information Sharing - July 28 at 12 PM

One of the biggest barriers to data and information sharing across criminal justice and behavioral health partners is the lack of a secure and workable system through which to house and share the data. Across the myriad of options, communities…

Webinar: Representing Veterans in Criminal Cases: Obtaining and Understanding Military Records - July 15 at 1 PM

Veterans undergo an experience far removed from the vast majority of those who sit in judgment of them in the justice system. The military experience, particularly if it involves combat, indelibly shapes the veteran and often has significant…