Prison madness the mental health crisis behind bars and what we must do about it by terry a kupers md san francisco jossey bass 1999 289 pp 2500 this spellbinding exposition on mental illness in prisons. Prison madness the mental health crisis behind bars and what we must do about it article pdf available in journal of nervous mental disease 18810720 721 october 2000 with 981 reads. Prison madness reveals the disturbing realities of prisons and jails as places of coerced refuge for poor and mentally disordered people with this powerful and provocative analysis of the intersecting crises in the public mental health and prison systems terry kupers shows us how to contest the racism and the criminalization of poverty that have helped to produce these dangerous dilemmas . Prison madness the mental health crisis behind bars and what we must do about it justin simon md justin simon search for more papers by this author md berkeley calif published online 1 nov 1999 about sections view options view pdf view pdf plus view epub tools add to favorites download citations track citations share share on facebook twitter linked in email . Prison madness introduces the general reader to the extent to which individuals with severe mental illness are disproportionately represented in the prison population and vividly describes the conditions existing in correctional facilities that may exacerbate or precipitate mental illness as its subtitle implies the book extends the debate on prison reform with a focus on the identification
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