What factors need to be considered when dealing with mentally ill inmates or offenders?

Question 1 

  • What factors need to be considered when dealing with mentally ill inmates or offenders? 
  • What are the benefits of the Residential Treatment Unit?
  • Do you see any weaknesses in the three phases described in the video when releasing mentally ill inmates or offenders?

Question 2

Define the concept of parens patriae.

How does the typical mission of a juvenile justice agency differ from the mission of an adult correctional agency?

Question 3

Describe the various categories of offenders with infectious diseases.

How might these inmates present a difficult challenge for management and other inmates in both community and institutional settings?