Prisoners with Mental Illness

The readings for this course provide a broad overview of many issues concerning correctional policy and practice. For the writing assignment, you will explore a specific practice, policy or population (e.g., boot camps; juvenile waiver/transfer, HIV/AIDS in prisons and jails, health care in prisons; elderly prisoners, direct-supervision jails, jail diversion programs; etc.), in greater depth and detail.

These papers should include a discussion of why this correctional practice, policy, and/or population is important, historical and current efforts to address the issue (how have these changed?), research about the effectiveness of current or past efforts to deal with the issue, and a discussion of the future of this issue.

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