Mental Illness In Correctional Facilities

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Prisoners with substance abuse and psychiatric disorders are a large number of people in correctional facilities at the county, state, and federal level. Even though, correctional facilities weren't intended to be mental health facilities, they are having to provide services anyway. The staff are not trained to help with the problems but they are having to do it regardless. Purpose of providing these services is to return them to the community peacefully. On the other hand, the number of mentally ill in correctional facilities has increased because there have been cuts to community help to prevent them from getting in trouble. Due to the fact that, federal funding was taken away there wasn’t money for mental health institutions. As a result
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