This webinar is sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) on September 11, 2018 from 2–3pm ET. Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that one of the best lessons to be learned from the last century is that public health can no longer ignore the...
- A study in Connecticut noted that the cost of offenders who were diverted into drug treatment programs was about one third of the cost of those who were not(2). (1) Lamb & Weinberger, 2005 (2) Abramsky, 2003 MENTAL HEALTH CARE As a comparison, community treatment programs cost an estimated $60 day per inmate, while housing someone with a mental illness in prison can cost an estimated $137 per day, per inmate(1). (1) Kinsella, 2004 MENTAL HEALTH CARE Mentally ill prisoners are typically housed in segregated units, even though the isolated confinement can cause psychiatric breakdown (1). (1) Abramsky, 2003 MENTAL HEALTH CARE It was noted that specialized intermediate care units can treat 80 percent of the inmate’s mental health problems