Mental Health

Indicators of Mental Health Problems Reported by Prisoners: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016

This brief presents prevalence estimates of two mental health indicators based on data reported by state and federal prisoners: the prisoner reported experiences that met the threshold for serious psychological distress (SPD) during the 30 days prior to their interview and the prisoner having a history of a mental health problem. Findings are based on self-reported data from the 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates.

Stepping Up: A National Initiative Reducing Overincarceration of People with Mental Illnesses

The Stepping Up initiative supports local jurisdictions in establishing and reaching measurable goals that demonstrate reduced prevalence of serious mental illness across the justice system.