“About one in five prisoners in Connecticut is receiving mental health treatment – a proportion that has increased in the last decade, contributing to a rise in inmate health care costs that is now attracting lawmakers’ scrutiny,” according to a report today by Connecticut Health I Team.
“Adding to those costs is the likelihood that inmates with serious mental health problems will end up back in the prison system after release. In its 2010 annual recidivism report, the state’s Office of Policy and Management Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division found that inmates with mental health problems had “significantly higher recidivism rates” than other offenders,” wrote investigative reporter Lisa Chedekel.
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