The Effects of Incarceration on Mental Health

Prison is supposed to be a difficult environment. The atmosphere, regulations and laws, and a lack of personal autonomy can all have an impact on a prisoner's mental health. Elders and those with physical or learning disabilities, and other vulnerable groups are more susceptible to mental illness. In the United States, over two million people are incarcerated, and data shows that a considerable portion of them suffer from mental illness. The high number of inmates taking psychiatric medication reflects the severity of inmates' mental health issues Furthermore, mental illness in prison has a number of harmful implications both during and after

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