The Mentally Handicapped/Ill Inmate

A significant number of inmates at all levels of corrections is made up of the mentally ill/handicapped. What is the impact of these inmates on the operations of a corrections facility, how many are there, what are their crimes? What is being done to properly treat the them? What legal requirements are in place to ensure proper treatment of the mentally ill/handicapped? What is a proper disposition for these offenders?

Instructions for Writing Your Paper

Write a 2 page APA style paper.  Only the body of the paper will count toward the word requirement (title page and references are in addition to the 2 pages)

In your paper, cite at least 2-3 references using the APA style guide format for in-text citation.

As one of your references use “The mentally ill offender treatment and crime reduction act of 2004″.

Only one reference may be found on the internet. The other references must be found in the Grantham University online library (this includes EBSCO Host and the Gale Criminal Justice Collection).