The Mentally Handicap/ILL Inmate

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A significant number of inmates at all levels of corrections is made up of the mentally ill/handicapped. What is the impact of these inmates on the operations of a corrections facility, how many are there, what are their crimes? What is being done to properly treat the them? What legal requirements are in place to ensure proper treatment of the mentally ill/handicapped? What is a proper disposition for these offenders?

Instructions for Writing Your Paper

Write a 2 page APA style paper. Only the body of the paper will count toward the word requirement (title page and references are in addition to the 2 pages)

In your paper, cite at least 2-3 references using the APA style guide format for in-text citation.

As one of your references use “The mentally ill offender treatment and crime reduction act of 2004".

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School: Duke University




Mentally Ill Inmates
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In most cases, such people are normally more likely to meet with the police than the help
that they need. Some of the mental illnesses are what drives people to commit the crimes that they
do. Each year about 2 million people are normally booked in prisons. Mentally ill inmates pose as
a challenge to the correction facility because they have to be dealt with directly and carefully.
The Impact and the Crimes
Having inmates who are mentally ill is not easy. It ends up straining the law enforcement,
the local budget and also the corrections. This fails to protect the public safety, the mentally ill
victims are ignored and just locked up with no help. The other inmates are also normally not safe.
This is because the mentally ill inm...

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