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Citation

Kopak AM, Raggio AL, Hoffmann NG. J. Correct. Health Care 2019; ePub(ePub): ePub.

Affiliation

Evince Clinical Assessments, Waynesville, NC, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, National Commission on Correctional Health Care (USA), Publisher SAGE Publishing)

DOI

10.1177/1078345819832303

PMID

30866710

Abstract

This study examined clinical indicators of adult jail inmates' substance use severity and offending patterns. Clinical assessment and booking data were gathered from a random sample of 283 adult inmates using the Comprehensive Addiction and Psychological Evaluation-5, which is consistent with diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. Greater substance use risk was associated with increased likelihood of detention for property-related offenses, nonviolent offenses, and multiple jail admissions. Inmates with greater substance use risk were also significantly less likely to be detained for violent offenses. The assessment and coordination of care for jail inmates in local detention centers is paramount to reducing jail bookings, especially for nonviolent offenses.


Language: en

Keywords

behavioral health; jail inmates; offending; substance use disorder

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