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July 13, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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Does Going To Jail Affect The Wellbeing Of Family Members?

July 13, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in JAMA looked at exposure to family member incarceration and adult wellbeing in the United States. “Our study investigated how the incarceration of a family member is associated with wellbeing and life expectancy,” study author Dr. Ram Sundaresh told us. “We suspected that having a family member incarcerated would be associated with lower wellbeing and life expectancy.” [More]

April 3, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Up to Two-Thirds of Mentally Ill Inmates Could be Released

April 3, 2020 07:30 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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A new report by RAND showed that Los Angeles county could potentially divert up to two-thirds of their mentally ill inmates out of jails and into community-based treatment services. Diversion programs benefit individuals by giving them patient centered care while easing the burden on the jail system. But an increase in people with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system and the shortage of beds in outside mental health facilities make this a tough transition. [More]

September 5, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Incarceration, Depression and Suicide: The Case of Sandra Bland

September 5, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D  [About the Author]

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A young African-American woman was excited to finally land the job of her dreams. Though, she would be traveling some distance from her home town, she was ecstatic about the opportunity. Little did she know that she would never have the chance to start the job. On July 13, 2015, the woman was found dead in a prison cell. Where did it all go wrong? How did this young aspiring woman end up in jail and dead? [More]