DRI publishes report examining the troubling systemic issue of individuals with mental illness who end up in Iowa’s county jails.

 

In honor of Human Rights Day this past weekend, DRI is proud to release our most recent publication “In Jail and Out of Options: An Examination of the Systemic Issues affecting the Housing and Treatment of Iowans with Mental Illness in County Jails.” This report, comprised of three parts, describes how individuals with mental illness have come to end up in county jails, how they are treated while they are incarcerated in these facilities, and what community stakeholders around Iowa are doing to combat this problem.

Click here for the FULL REPORT, “In Jail and Out of Options: An Examination of the Systemic Issues affecting the Housing and Treatment of Iowans with Mental Illness in County Jails.”

Only interested in one part? Use the links below to navigate to the part you want to retrieve:

Part I: Transinstitutionalization of Individuals with Mental Illness from Hospitals to Jails — How Iowa’s County Jails are Responding

Part II: Mental Health Treatment and Medications in Iowa’s County Jails

Part III: Systemic Solutions

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