Anatomy of a prison commissionSystems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Psychiatry
SubjectsCriminal Law; Delivery of Health Care; Health Services; Humans; Prisons; United States
AbstractAlthough the epidemiology of mental disorders in the prison system has been investigated in the past, delivery of health services to prison inmates has not received similar scrutiny. Members of a state prison commission describe the process by which they developed their assessment of health care delivery. A model is offered for defining such a mission, selecting standards against which to test prison health services, choosing a testable focus, refining a valid and reliable methodology, and piloting the result.
SourceJ Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1997;25(3):401-7.
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Citation InformationPhilip J. Candilis and Kenneth L. Appelbaum. "Anatomy of a prison commission" Vol. 25 Iss. 3 (1997) ISSN: 1093-6793 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/philip_candilis/3/