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    A Matter of Duty: The Continuing War Against PTSD

    Video produced by Maine Public Broadcasting Network, 2013. 56 minutes. Jennifer Rooks and Charles C. Stuart, producers. Charles C. Stuart, writer and director. This program provides a look into the worlds of both jail personnel and inmates who served in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. It recounts the experiences of Kennebec County (Maine) Sheriff Randall Liberty, who served in Iraq after 24 years of law enforcement experience and returned home to face the effects of post-traumatic stress...
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    Re-Entry for Veteran Identified Inmates

    By Donald Coffey and Joel F. Botner, Re-Entry Unit, Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, Miami, Florida In this article, Coffey and Botner share some of Miami-Dade County's "lessons learned" in working with jail inmates who are veterans. They discuss: - The challenges jails may face in identifying veterans in the jail, and some ways to encourage disclosure so that these inmates get the help they deserve; - The behavioral and treatment needs that tend to be commonly...
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    Outreach to Homeless Veterans in the Los Angeles County Jail: The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Story

    Submitted for publication in the 2006 LJN Exchange by John Nakashima, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and colleagues, Los Angeles, California. Incarcerated individuals represent a group with a high risk for homelessness (O’Flaherty, 1996). Released inmates may have few financial or social support resources. The stigma of a criminal record may also reduce their employability and ability to secure housing. Many incarcerated individuals suffer...
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