Jeffrey L. Metzner, MD

Better Vision New Jersey

189 ELM ST


Evolving Issues in Correctional Psychiatry

September 01, 2007

There is no disputing that the rapidly escalating rate of incarceration during the past decade in the United States has been associated with an increasing number of imprisoned individuals with a mental illness. Research indicates that as many as 20% of inmates in jail or prison are in need of psychiatric care, frequently because of a serious mental disorder.