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    Most Jail Diversion Participants Do Not Perceive Coercion

    Cusack, K.J., Steadman, H.J., and Herring, A.H. Perceived coercion among jail diversion participants in a multisite study. Psychiatric Services 61(9):911-6, 2010. By Lori Whitten, Staff Writer, RTI International, Rockville, MD Mentally ill people who have been arrested are increasingly being diverted from jails to community-based behavioral health services. The goal of such jail diversion programs is to decrease future interaction with the criminal justice system and improve mental health outcomes...
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    Challenges and Recommendations for Prisoner Neuropsychological Assessment

    Vanderhoff, H.,, Jeglic, E.L., Donovick, P.J. Neuropsychological assessment in prisons: Ethical and practical challenges. Journal of Correctional Health Care 17(1): 51-60, 2011. By Lori Whitten, Staff Writer, RTI International, Rockville, MD Assessment of neuropsychological functioning of inmates-some of whom are mentally ill or cognitively impaired-can accelerate rehabilitation and ease inmates' transition back into the community. In this article, Holly , Ph.D., Elizabeth Jeglic, Ph.D., and...
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    Considerations for Death Row Psychiatry Programs

    Yanofski, J. Setting up a death row psychiatry program. Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience 8(2):19-22, 2011. By Lori Whitten, Staff Writer, RTI International, Rockville, MD Almost half of inmates incarcerated for capital crimes suffered from mental illness prior to their infraction. Jason Yanofski, M.D., argues that correctional institutions with significant death row populations should form teams to establish uniform policies regarding mental health treatment of such inmates. Since 1976, when...
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