Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

about Mental Health in Prison

September 15, 2022 Auburn University College of Liberal Arts Season 3 Episode 1
Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know
about Mental Health in Prison
Show Notes

Right now there are over 2 million people imprisoned across the United States, that represents a 500% increase over the last 40 years, and despite making up only 5% of the world's population, America accounts for more than 20% of the world's incarcerations. With prisons across the country, filling up and with most incarcerated individuals suffering from mental health conditions, many of them serious, understanding the impact of those illnesses, both inside and outside the prison walls, is increasingly important.