From custody to community: outcomes of community-based support for mentally ill prisoners

Green, Bob, Denton, Michelle, Heffernan, Ed, Russell, Beverley, Stapleton, Larry and Waterson, Elissa (2016) From custody to community: outcomes of community-based support for mentally ill prisoners. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 1-11. doi:10.1080/13218719.2016.1152926


Author Green, Bob
Denton, Michelle
Heffernan, Ed
Russell, Beverley
Stapleton, Larry
Waterson, Elissa
Title From custody to community: outcomes of community-based support for mentally ill prisoners
Journal name Psychiatry, Psychology and Law   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1321-8719
1934-1687
Publication date 2016-04-14
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13218719.2016.1152926
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Place of publication Abingdon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract The post-release period is associated with a range of adverse outcomes for prisoners, especially those with a mental illness. There is limited research into programmes developed to address the needs of this population upon release from custody. This paper describes the demographic, mental health and criminal justice characteristics of a cohort of 63 mentally ill prisoners referred to the Queensland Prison Mental Health Transition Coordination Program in 2010 and 2011, who received time-limited transitional support. Established criminological predictors such as age and substance abuse history were related to first re-incarceration. When a multi-event analysis was performed, a broader range of factors were associated with the time before re-incarceration, including duration of social and recovery support and a diagnosis of psychosis. This study found that among those receiving post-release social and recovery support, longer duration of support is associated with a lower risk of re-incarceration. Other findings of interest include the significant proportion of re-incarcerations for parole breaches. No deaths occurred during the follow-up period.
Keyword Mentally ill persons
Outcome
Prisoners
Psychotic disorder
Recidivism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 14 April 2016

 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Fri, 15 Apr 2016, 14:38:09 EST by Michelle Denton on behalf of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work