More mentally ill people reported in US prisonsBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7204.210 (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:210
- César Chelala
- New York
A growing number of people with mental illness are being held in US prisons, according to a recent report by the US Department of Justice.
The report is the first in-depth national study of mental illness in US prisons. It reported a total of 283800 prison inmates with some form of mental illness in mid-1998, which is about 16% of the total prison population. …