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More Mentally Ill Persons are in Jails and Prisons than Hospitals: A Survey of the States

  • Organization: Treatment Advocacy Center; National Sheriffs' Association
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Monday, June 21, 2010
  • Submitted: Monday, June 21, 2010
  • Attachment(s): LINK

The findings of a 50-state survey are presented in this report revealing that mentally ill individuals are three times more likely to be in jails than in psychiatric hospitals.

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