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Here is the most recent information available on mental health care for all 50 state adult prison systems. Click on each state to find: the percentage of inmates diagnosed as mentally ill; an assessment of whether there is an adequate number of staff for mental health care; and details on the kinds of mental health training, if any, that correctional officers are required to receive. There is also contact information for each state's Department of Corrections. (click here for a graphical version »)

Alabama

24 percent of Alabama's total prison population of 27,913 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. $56 million of the 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. The corrections officials surveyed considered the 132 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Correctional officers and supervisors are required to receive special training to manage mentally ill inmates.

Contact information:
Commissioner Donal Campbell
Alabama Department of Corrections
301 S. Ripley Street
P.O. Box 301501
Montgomery, AL 36130-1501
Telephone: (334) 353-3883
E-mail: pio@doc.state.al.us
http://www.doc.state.al.us/index.htm

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Alaska
10.8 percent of Alaska's 2,657 inmates housed in facilities responding to a 2000 survey were in counseling, and 9 percent were receiving psychotropic medications. Among the state's 24 correctional facilities, 12 provided counseling, 19 distributed psychotropic medications, six provided 24-hour mental health care, and one did not report data.

Contact information:
Commissioner Marc Antrim
Alaska Department of Corrections
802 3rd Street
Douglas, AK 99824
Telephone: (907) 465-4652
http://www.correct.state.ak.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on "Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000" published in July 2001.

Arizona
15 percent of Arizona's total prison population of 31,170 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and the state spent $7.7 million on mental health care that year. Corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 179 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Corrections officers and supervisors are required to be trained in medication management, screening and identification, referral, signs and symptoms, and inmate management. Mental illness is taken into consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Director Dora B. Schriro
Department of Corrections
1601 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone: (602) 542-3133
http://www.azcorrections.gov

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Arkansas
6 percent of Arkansas's total prison population of 13,084 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 3 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. State correctional officials surveyed did not consider the 60 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Special training for managing mentally ill inmates is required for correctional officers and supervisors.

Contact information:
Director Larry B. Norris
Arkansas Department of Correction
P.O. Box 8707
Pine Bluff, AR 71611-8707
Telephone: (870) 267-6999
E-mail: Adc.webmaster@arkansas.gov
http://www.state.ar.us/doc/index.html

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

California
16.7 percent of California's total prison population of 164,487 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 4.29 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. The state had 1,234 therapists on staff in 2004 -- a number considered adequate by corrections officials surveyed. Four hours of mental health training is required for correctional officers and supervisors.

Contact information:
Director Jeanne S. Woodford
California Department of Corrections
Telephone: (916) 445-7682
http://www.corr.ca.gov/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Colorado
16 percent of Colorado's total prison population of 19,671 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 0.92 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. The state had 46 therapists on staff in 2004 -- a number considered to be inadequate by corrections officials surveyed. Special training for managing mentally ill inmates is required for correctional officers and supervisors in special units; it is optional for those in other units. Mentally ill inmates who commit acts of violence while in prison can be placed in special housing for the mentally ill.

Contact information:
Executive Director Joe Ortiz
Colorado Department of Corrections
2862 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4195
Telephone: (719) 579-9580
E-mail: pio@doc.state.co.us
http://www.doc.state.co.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Connecticut
13 percent of Connecticut's integrated jail and prison population of 19,846 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. The state does not break out figures for mental health care, but it is included in the 12.5 percent of the 2003 correctional budget allocated to health care. Four hours of suicide training is required for correctional officers and supervisors each year; 16 hours is required for those in the mental health facility. There is an intensive mental health unit for those inmates who are most aggressive.

Contact information:
Commissioner Theresa C. Lantz
Department of Correction
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Telephone: (860) 692-7780
E-mail: doc.pio@po.state.ct.us
http://www.ct.gov/doc/site/default.asp

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Delaware
13.63 percent of Delaware's integrated jail and prison population of 6,794 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. Corrections officials surveyed considered the 27 therapists on staff in 2004 an adequate number. Correctional officers and supervisors receive mandatory special training in managing mentally ill inmates at the training academy and at local prisons. There are mental health units at each major prison.

Contact information:
Commissioner Stanley W. Taylor, Jr.
Department of Correction
245 McKee Road
Dover, DE 19904
Telephone: (302) 739-5601
http://www.state.de.us/correct/default.shtml

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Florida
14.9 percent of Florida's 71,616 inmates in custody were in counseling, and 10.8 percent were receiving psychotropic medications as of 2000. Among the state's 106 correctional facilities, 88 provided counseling, 88 distributed psychotropic medications, and one provided 24-hour mental health care.

Contact information:
Secretary James V. Crosby, Jr.
Florida Department of Corrections
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399
E-mail: publicaffairs@mail.dc.state.fl.us
http://www.dc.state.fl.us/index.html

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on "Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000" published in July 2001.

Georgia
15.1 percent of Georgia's total prison population of 47,208 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 2.6 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. Correctional officials surveyed considered the 358 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Correctional officers and supervisors are required to take a 32-hour training program on the management of the mentally ill. Mental illness is taken into consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Commissioner James E. Donald
Telephone: (404) 656-9772
E-mail: info@dcor.state.ga.us
http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Hawaii
15 percent of Hawaii's integrated jail and prison population of 5,828 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 18.9 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. Corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 17 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Special training on managing mentally ill inmates is required for correctional officers and supervisors, and in-service training is provided upon request. Hawaii is the only state that does not require prison mental health workers to receive special training on security; however, it is available.

Contact information:
Interim Director Richard T. Bissen, Jr.
Department of Public Safety
919 Ala Moana Blvd, 4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96814
Telephone: (808) 587-1338
http://www.hawaii.gov/psd/psd_home.php

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Idaho
19 percent of Idaho's total prison population of 5,887 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. Corrections officials surveyed considered the 17 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Special training on managing mentally ill inmates is required for correctional officers and supervisors and is conducted by a contracted psychologist. Mental illness is given consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Director Tom Beauclair
Idaho Department of Correction
1299 N. Orchard St., Suite 110
Boise, ID 83706
Telephone: (208) 658-2000
E-mail: inquire@corr.state.id.us
http://www.corr.state.id.us/index.htm

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Illinois
9.9 percent of Illinois' 44,000 inmates housed in facilities that responded to a 2000 survey were in counseling, and 6.7 percent were receiving psychotropic medications. Among the state's 48 correctional facilities, 31 provided counseling, 31 distributed psychotropic medications, and 32 provided 24-hour mental health care.

Contact information:
Director Roger E. Walker, Jr.
Illinois Department of Corrections
1301 Concordia Court
P.O. Box 19277
Springfield, IL 62794-9277
Telephone: (217) 522-2666, x2008
E-mail: info@idoc.state.il.us
http://www.idoc.state.il.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on "Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000" published in July 2001.

Indiana
11 percent of Indiana's total prison population of 23,069 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. Special training in managing mentally ill inmates is required for those correctional officers and supervisors working in mental health units. Mental illness is taken into consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Commissioner J. David Donahue
Indiana Department of Correction
302 West Washington Street
IGCS Room E334
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: (317) 232-5712
http://in.gov/indcorrection/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Iowa
18 percent of Iowa's total prison population of 8,546 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. Corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 26 therapists on staff at the end of 2004 to be an adequate number. A requirement for corrections officials and supervisors to receive special training in the management of mentally ill was in development as of 2004.

Contact information:
Director Gary D. Maynard
Iowa Department of Corrections
420 Watson Powell Jr. Way
Des Moines, IA 50309
Telephone: (515) 242-5702
E-mail: doc.information@doc.state.ia.us
http://www.doc.state.ia.us

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Kansas
18 percent of Kansas' total prison population of 9,132 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. Corrections officials surveyed considered the 68 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Special training in the management of mentally ill inmates is required for corrections officers and supervisors. Mentally ill inmates who commit acts of violence in prison are provided with mental health and psychiatric treatment to stabilize their mental status.

Contact information:
Secretary of Corrections Roger Werholtz
Kansas Department of Corrections
900 SW Jackson, 4th Floor
Landon State Office Building
Topeka, KS 66612-1284
Telephone: (785) 296-3317
E-mail: kdocpub@kdoc.dc.state.ks.us
http://docnet.dc.state.ks.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Kentucky
16 percent of Kentucky's total prison population of 16,622 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 3.19 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. In 2004, the state reported a waiting list for treatment of mentally ill prisoners, and corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 114 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Special training addressing basic mental health issues is required for correctional officers and supervisors.

Contact information:
Commissioner John D. Rees
Department of Corrections
Health Services Building
275 East Main Street
P.O. Box 2400
Frankfort, KY 40602-2400
Telephone: (502) 564-4726
http://www.corrections.ky.gov/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Louisiana
15 percent of Louisiana's total prison population of 36,047 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 1 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. Corrections officials surveyed consider the 155 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. A 16-hour course on managing mentally ill inmates is required for correctional officers and supervisors. Mental illness is taken into consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Secretary Richard L. Stalder
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Post Office Box 94304
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304
Telephone: (225) 342-9711
http://www.doc.louisiana.gov/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Maine
33 percent of the 1,562 inmates housed in facilities responding to a 2000 survey were in counseling, and 23.5 percent were receiving psychotropic medications. Among the state's eight correctional facilities, seven provided counseling, seven distributed psychotropic medications, and three provided 24-hour mental health care.

Contact information:
Commissioner Martin Magnusson
Maine Department of Corrections
Tyson Building
25 Tyson Drive
AMHI Campus
SHS #111
Augusta ME 04333
Telephone: (207) 287-2711
http://www.state.me.us/corrections/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on "Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000" published in July 2001.

Maryland
14 percent of Maryland's total prison population of 23,791 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. The state reported a waiting list for treatment of mentally ill prisoners, and corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 37 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate. Correctional officers and supervisors are required to receive special training in basic and cognitive behavior concepts. An inmate's mental illness may be taken into consideration if he commits an act of violence in prison, and if he is evaluated for competency and responsibility at the time of the infraction.

Contact information:
Secretary Mary Ann Saar
Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
6776 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
Telephone: (410) 585-3300
E-mail: docpio@dpscs.state.md.us
http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Massachusetts
22 percent of Massachusetts' total prison population of 10,232 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 2.8 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. Corrections officials surveyed considered the 85 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Corrections officers and supervisors receive annual training on suicide prevention and signs and symptoms of mental illness. Mental illness is taken into consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Commissioner Kathleen M. Dennehy
Massachusetts Department of Correction
Massachusetts DOC Central Headquarters
50 Maple Street, Suite 3
Milford, MA 01757
Telephone: (508) 422-3300
E-mail: docinfo@doc.state.ma.us
http://www.mass.gov/doc/default.htm

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Michigan
10 percent of Michigan's total prison population of 49,358 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 4 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health, with a separate allocation for psychologists and social workers. Corrections officials surveyed considered the 227 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Corrections officers and supervisors are required to undergo special training in the management of mentally ill inmates, and additional training is required for those in residential and inpatient programs.

Contact information:
Director Patricia L. Caruso
Michigan Department of Corrections
206 E. Michigan Ave.
Grandview Plaza
PO Box 30003
Lansing, MI 48909
http://www.michigan.gov/corrections

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Minnesota
25.5 percent of Minnesota's total prison population of 7,865 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 1.24 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. Corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 70 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Annual training on suicide prevention and working with the mentally ill is required for correctional officers and supervisors. There is also ongoing training for the staff working in specialty programs. Mental illness is taken into consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Commissioner Joan Fabian
Minnesota Department of Corrections
1450 Energy Park Drive
Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55108-5219
Telephone: (651) 642-0200
http://www.doc.state.mn.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Mississippi
10 percent of Mississippi's total prison population of 20,589 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. Corrections officials surveyed did not consider the two therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. No special training in managing mentally ill inmates is required for correctional officers and supervisors.

Contact information:
Commissioner Christopher B. Epps
Mississippi Department of Corrections
723 N. President Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 359-5600
http://www.mdoc.state.ms.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Missouri
13 percent of Missouri's total prison population of 30,303 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. Correctional officers and supervisors receive training on special needs offenders as part of basic and core training. Severe mental illness is taken into consideration when sanctioning inmates who commit acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Director Larry Crawford
Missouri Department of Corrections
2729 Plaza Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Telephone: (573) 751-2389
http://www.corrections.state.mo.us

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Montana
12 percent of Montana's 2,233 inmates housed in the facilities responding to a 2000 survey were in counseling, and 21.4 percent were receiving psychotropic medications. Among the state's eight correctional facilities, six provided counseling, six distributed psychotropic medications, four provided 24-hour mental health care, and one did not report data.

Contact information:
Director Bill Slaughter
Montana Department of Corrections
1539 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 201301
Helena, MT 59620-1301
Telephone: (406) 444-3930
http://www.cor.state.mt.us

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on "Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000" published in July 2001.

Nebraska
17.5 percent of Nebraska's total prison population of 4,040 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 2 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. The state reported a waiting list for treatment for mentally ill prisoners, and corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 37 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Correctional officers and supervisors are required to take four hours of pre-service and two hours of annual training that focuses on suicide prevention and intervention.

Contact information:
Director Robert P. Houston
Nebraska Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 94661
Lincoln, NE 68509-4661
Telephone: (402) 471-2654
http://www.corrections.state.ne.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Nevada
13 percent of Nevada's total prison population of 10,543 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. Special training in the management of mentally ill inmates is required for correctional officers and supervisors.

Contact information:
Director Jackie Crawford
Nevada Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 7011
Carson City, NV 89702
Telephone: (775) 887-3285
http://www.doc.nv.gov/home.php

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

New Hampshire
18 percent of New Hampshire's total prison population of 2,434 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 5 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. The state reported a waiting list for treatment of mentally ill prisoners, and corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 20 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Special training in the management of mentally ill inmates is required for correctional officers and supervisors.

Contact information:
Commissioner Stephen J. Curry
New Hampshire Department of Corrections
State Office Park South
105 Pleasant Street
PO Box 1806
Concord, NH 03302-1806
Telephone: (603) 271-5600
http://www.state.nh.us/nhdoc/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

New Jersey
12 percent of New Jersey's total prison population of 27,246 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. Corrections officials surveyed considered the 198 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Correctional officers and supervisors are required to receive special training in the management of mentally ill inmates, including suicide prevention. Mental illness is taken into consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Commissioner Devin Brown
New Jersey Department of Corrections
Whittlesey Road
PO Box 863
Trenton, NJ 08625
Mercer County
Telephone: (609) 292-4036
http://www.state.nj.us/corrections/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

New Mexico
12.5 percent of New Mexico's total prison population of 6,223 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 1.39 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. Corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 59 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Special training in the management of mentally ill inmates is required for all new correctional cadets. For inmates who commit acts of violence in prison, there is a mandatory screening to determine whether mental illness was a factor.

Contact information:
Secretary of Corrections Joe R. Williams
New Mexico Corrections Department
4337 NM 14,
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Telephone: (505) 827-8660
E-mail: info@corrections.state.nm.us
http://corrections.state.nm.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

New York
15 percent of New York's total prison population of 65,198 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 0.9 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. The state reported a waiting list for treatment of mentally ill prisoners, and corrections officials surveyed considered the 250 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Correctional officers and supervisors are required to take special training in recognizing abnormal behavior, suicide prevention, and special housing unit training. Mental illness is taken into consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Commissioner Glenn S. Goord
New York State Department of Correctional Services
Building 2
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226-2050
Telephone: (518) 457-8126
http://www.docs.state.ny.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

North Carolina
13.2 percent of North Carolina's 27,406 inmates housed in facilities responding to a 2000 survey were in counseling, and 10.2 percent were receiving psychotropic medications. Among the state's 80 facilities, 68 provided counseling, 73 distributed psychotropic medications, 31 provided 24-hour mental health care, and two did not report data.

Contact information:
Secretary of Correction Theodis Beck
North Carolina Department of Correction
4202 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4202
Telephone: (919) 716-3700
E-mail: info@doc.state.nc.us
http://www.doc.state.nc.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on "Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000" published in July 2001.

North Dakota
25 percent of North Dakota's total prison population of 1,239 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 14 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. The state reported a waiting list for treatment of mentally ill prisoners, and corrections officials surveyed did not consider the six therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. The special training in managing mentally ill inmates that is required for correctional officers and supervisors includes training in suicide prevention.

Contact information:
Director Elaine Little
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
3100 Railroad Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501
Telephone: (701) 328-6390
http://www.state.nd.us/docr/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Ohio
16 percent of Ohio's total prison population of 44,778 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 4 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. Corrections officials surveyed considered the 611 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Correctional officers and supervisors assigned to work directly with mentally ill inmates are required to take a two-day specialized training session.

Contact information:
Director Reginald A. Wilkerson
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
1050 Freeway Drive North
Columbus, OH 43229
Telephone: (614) 752-1159
E-mail: drc.publicinfo@odrc.state.oh.us
http://www.drc.state.oh.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Oklahoma
14.6 percent of Oklahoma's 23,013 inmates housed in facilities responding to a 2000 survey were receiving counseling, and 11.8 percent were receiving psychotropic medications. Special training in the management of mentally ill inmates is required for correctional officers and supervisors. Mental illness is taken into consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Deputy Director Edward L. Evans
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
3400 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Telephone: (405) 425-2500
http://www.doc.state.ok.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Oregon
23.6 percent of Oregon's total prison population of 12,715 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 1.5 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. The state reported a waiting list for treatment or mentally ill prisoners, and corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 25 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Correctional officers and supervisors receive mandatory special training in management of mentally ill inmates at new employee orientation and while in service. Mental illness is taken into consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Director Max Williams
Oregon Department of Corrections
2575 Center St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-4667
Telephone: (503) 945-9090
E-mail: DOC.Info@doc.state.or.us
http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/index.shtml

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Pennsylvania
17 percent of Pennsylvania's total prison population of 40,890 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. Corrections officials considered the approximately 150 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. For those correctional officers and supervisors assigned to special needs units, the state requires a two-day training. Mental illness is taken into consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Corrections Secretary Jeffrey A. Beard
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
2520 Lisburn Road
P.O. Box 598
Camp Hill, PA 17001-0598
Telephone: (717) 975-4859
http://www.cor.state.pa.us/portal/site/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Rhode Island
15 percent of Rhode Island's integrated jail and prison population of 3,527 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 0.8 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. Corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 10 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Special training in the management of mentally ill inmates is required for correctional officers and supervisors.

Contact information:
Director Ashbel T. Wall, II
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
40 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone: (401) 462-1000
http://www.doc.state.ri.us/default.htm

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

South Carolina
9.2 percent of South Carolina's total prisoner population of 23,719 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 2.7 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. Corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 54 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. No special training for managing mentally ill inmates is required for correctional officers and supervisors.

Contact information:
Director Jon Ozmint
South Carolina Department of Corrections
P. O. Box 21787
4444 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Telephone: (803) 896-8500
E-mail: corrections.info@doc.state.sc.us
http://www.doc.sc.gov/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

South Dakota
20 percent of South Dakota's total prisoner population of 3,026 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 1.1 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. Corrections officials surveyed considered the 14 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. There is a requirement for new employee training in managing mentally ill inmates as well as suicide prevention training for correctional officers and supervisors. Mental illness is taken into consideration when inmates are sanctioned for committing acts of violence in prison.

Contact information:
Interim Secretary of Corrections Doug Weber
South Dakota Department of Corrections
3200 East Highway 34
c/o 500 East Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: (605) 773-3478
http://www.state.sd.us/corrections/corrections.html

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Tennessee
18 percent of Tennessee's total prisoner population of 25,403 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 2.5 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. Corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 47 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Special training in managing mentally ill inmates is required for new correctional officers and supervisors and there is also annual on-site refresher training and quarterly special training.

Contact information:
Commissioner Quenton I. White
Tennessee Department of Correction
320 6th Avenue North
4th Floor, Rachel Jackson Building
Nashville, TN 37243-0465
Telephone: (615) 741-1000
http://www.state.tn.us/correction/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Texas
11 percent of Texas' total prison population of 166,911 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 1.94 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. Corrections officials surveyed considered the 368 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Correctional officers and supervisors are required to receive pre-service and in-service training that includes suicide prevention. Additional training is required for those working in special needs facilities. Special sanctions for mentally ill inmates who commit acts of violence are made only at inpatient facilities.

Contact information:
Executive Director Brad Livingston
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
P. O. Box 13084 - Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711-3084
Telephone: (512) 463-9988
E-mail: ombudsman@tdcj.state.tx.us
http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Utah
10 percent of Utah's total prison population of 5,763 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. Corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 12 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Special training in managing mentally ill inmates is required for correctional officers and supervisors.

Contact information:
Executive Director Scott V. Carver
Utah Department of Corrections
14717 S Minuteman Dr
Draper, UT 84020
Telephone: (801) 545-5500
E-mail: corrections@utah.gov
http://www.cr.ex.state.ut.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Vermont
34.9 percent of Vermont's 1,004 inmates housed in facilities responding to a 2000 survey were in counseling, and 28.3 percent were receiving psychotropic medications. Among the state's nine corrections facilities, eight provided counseling, eight distributed psychotropic medications, five provided 24-hour mental health care, and one did not report data.

Contact information:
Commissioner Rob Hofmann
Vermont Department of Corrections
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-1101
Telephone: (802) 241-2276
http://www.doc.state.vt.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on "Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000" published in July 2001.

Virginia
10.6 percent of Virginia's 30,368 inmates housed in facilities responding to a 2000 survey were in counseling, and 8.4 percent were receiving psychotropic medications. Among the state's 61 corrections facilities, 34 provided counseling, 30 distributed psychotropic medications, and 31 provided 24-hour mental health care.

Contact information:
Director Gene M. Johnson
Virginia Department of Corrections
6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: (804) 674-3000
http://www.vadoc.state.va.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on "Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000" published in July 2001.

Washington
12 percent of Washington's total prison population of 16,148 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003. Corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 71 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Correctional officers and supervisors receive some training from the mental health staff. Special sanctions, including a minimized use of force, are made for mentally ill inmates who commit acts of violence.

Contact information:
Secretary Harold W. Clarke
Washington State Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 41100
Olympia, WA 98504-1101
Telephone: (360) 753-1573
E-mail: doccorrespondence@doc1.wa.gov
http://www.doc.wa.gov/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

West Virginia
12.6 percent of West Virginia's 3,012 inmates housed in facilities responding to a 2000 survey were in counseling, and 16.1 percent were receiving psychotropic medications. Among the state's 11 corrections facilities, eight provided counseling, six distributed psychotropic medications, and two provided 24-hour mental health care.

Contact information:
Commissioner Jim Rubenstein
West Virginia Division of Corrections
State Capitol Complex
112 California Ave.
Bldg. 4, Room 300
Charleston, WV 25305
Telephone: (304) 558-2036
http://www.wvf.state.wv.us/wvdoc/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on "Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000" published in July 2001.

Wisconsin
25 percent of Wisconsin's total prison population of 22,614 was diagnosed as mentally ill as of 2003, and 4 percent of the state's 2003 correctional budget was allocated to mental health. The state reported a waiting list for treatment of mentally ill prisoners, and corrections officials surveyed did not consider the 106 therapists on staff in 2004 to be an adequate number. Correctional officers and supervisors are required to receive eight hours of training that includes suicide prevention. No special sanctions are made for mentally ill inmates who commit acts of violence, although affected offenders may be referred to a hospital-like setting.

Contact information:
Secretary Matthew J. Frank
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
3099 East Washington Avenue
Post Office Box 7925
Madison, WI 53707-7925
Telephone: (608) 240-5000
Email: docweb@doc.state.wi.us
http://www.wi-doc.com/index.htm

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics and the "Inmate Mental Health Care" survey found in the September/October 2004 issue of the American Correctional Association's Corrections Compendium (pp 12 - 31).

Wyoming
37.3 percent of Wyoming's 2,186 inmates in custody in 2000 were in counseling, and 17.3 percent were receiving psychotropic medications. Among the state's nine correctional facilities, six provided counseling, seven distributed psychotropic medications, and five provided 24-hour mental health care.

Contact information:
Director R.O. (Bob) Lampert
Wyoming Department of Corrections
700 W. 21st Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Telephone: (307) 777-7208
http://doc.state.wy.us/

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on "Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000" published in July 2001.

 

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