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Author Kupers, Terry Allen.

Title Prison madness : the mental health crisis behind bars and what we must do about it / Terry A. Kupers ; forward by Hans Toch
Edition First edition
Published San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [1999]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  362.2086 Kup/Pmt  AVAILABLE
Description xxxii, 301 pages ; 24 cm
Contents The mentally ill behind bars -- Why so many prisoners develop mental disorders -- The failure of current mental health programs -- Racism: a mental health hazard -- Special problems for women -- Rape and posttraumatic stress disorder -- Lack of contact with loved ones -- Prison suicide -- The possibilities and limits of litigation -- Recommendations for treatment and rehabilitation -- The folly of law and order
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289) and index
Subject Correctional psychology -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Health aspects -- United States.
Prisoners -- Mental health services -- United States.
Prisoners -- Medical care -- United States.
Prisoners -- Mental health -- United States.
Mental Health Services.
Prisoners -- psychology.
United States.
LC no. 98025505
ISBN 0787943614 (cloth : acid-free paper)