Inmate Mental Health Care

Source: Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Department of Health Services, Report 09-4, March 2009

In FY 2007-08, expenditures for inmate mental health care totaled approximately $59.8 million, and the Department of Corrections identified 6,957 inmates, or 31.0 percent of adult inmates, as mentally ill. Mentally ill inmates have had a disproportionate effect on safety and discipline in the correctional institutions.
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