Since we are reading Pete Earley’s Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness this week, I though it pertinent to do some research into the number of mental health-related incarnations in the United States. I stumbled across as article published in 2014 by the APA that covers exactly this. This article gives an excellent look into the history behind the growing number of mental health-related prison cases, as well as the psychological effects. I personally found the article enlightening, especially since we are given an inside look through Earley’s book on this very topic. Please check it out for yourself! I’ve provided the link down below!
Collier, Lorna. “Incarceration Nation.” American Psychological Association, October 2014. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2014/10/incarceration.