Essay On Mental Health In Prison

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McCann1 There are many things that will affect you in prison. I’m going to give you several facts about how it will. My first topic is physical health. At the time of prison release, one half of men and two thirds of women reported having been diagnosed with a chronic physical health condition. Physical health status was assessed by asking respondents to note those conditions that a doctor or nurse had diagnosed them with. Table 3 shows full range of conditions that respondents were asked about their self-reported rates of illness for comparison purpose, these are displayed alongside national prevalence estimates for correctional populations developed by the National Commission on Correctional Health care. Asthma hepatitis infection…show more content…
One-fifth of returning prisoners reported having been diagnosed with a chronic communicable disease (i.e., hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV). Hepatitis B or C infection (11 percent) was most common communicable disease reported men, follow by tuberculosis infection, (5 percent), and HIV or AIDS (2 percent). Women reported similar rates of hepatitis (15 percent) and tuberculosis (4 percent), but were more likely to reported having HIV or AIDS (6…show more content…
It was acknowledged that for some people whose lives were in chaos and who were causing serious harm to others, a time in prison could have beneficial consequences. Despite this, the WHO Mental Health in Prison Project agreed that for the majority of prisoners, imprisonment was likely to have the following effects: isolation from families and social networks, austere surroundings loss of privacy and poor physical and hygienic conditions, aggression, bullying, fear, suspicion and the attitudes of unsympathetic and uninformed staff, lack of purposeful activity, of personal control, of power to act and loss of identity; pressure to escape or to take drugs, shame and stigmatization. many times people have gone to jail for killing people, most people who kill people are crazy and are freaks. A lot of people who go to jail have mental break downs or have already had
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