Effects of an intermediate care program for inmates with severe persistent mental illnesses

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Hillary Vaughan (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Advisor
Sally MacKain

Abstract: The effects of the Brown Creek Correctional Institute’s Intermediate Care Social Skills Day Training Program were investigated using a population of forty-three adult male inmates with severe persistent mental illness. Comparisons were made for similar time periods before, during and after in regard to level of care, inpatient hospitalizations, behavioral infractions, and disciplinary segregations. Cost benefits were also investigated. Results indicate that the number and length of hospitalizations, length and number of disciplinary segregations, and number of behavioral infractions were lower for inmates during the program. However, some increases were found in these variables after inmates were transferred to other institutions. This increase could possibly be explained because of transfer to a lower level of care after participating in the Social Skills Day Training Program. Cost benefits were also found as a result of the lower number of hospitalizations, behavioral infractions, and segregations.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Criminals--Rehabilitation--United States, Mentally ill--Care, Mentally ill--Commitment and detention, Mentally ill--Rehabilitation, Mentally ill offenders, Prisoners--Mental health services--United States
Subjects
Mentally ill offenders
Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- United States
Mentally ill -- Care
Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention
Mentally ill -- Rehabilitation
Prisoners -- Mental health services -- United States