James, Doris J., and Lauren E. Glaze. Mental health problems of prison and jail inmates. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 2016.
“At midyear 2005 more than half of all prison and jail inmates had a mental health problem, including 705,600 inmates in State prisons, 78,800 in Federal prisons, and 479,900 in local jails. These estimates represented 56% of State prisoners, 45% of Federal prisoners, and 64% of jail inmates. The findings in this report were based on data from personal interviews with State and Federal prisoners in 2004 and local jail inmates in 2002.”
Keywords: BJS, mentally ill, statistics, data, Office of Justice Programs.