MRHRC, behavioral health, jails, rural health, mental health
Based on interviews with state and local corrections and mental health informants in four rural states (Minnesota, Montana, Texas, and Vermont), the researchers sought to learn more about hte challenges that rural jails face along with promising practices being used to meet the needs of inmates with mental health concerns.
Funding Organization or Grant
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services
Race, M., Yousefian, A., Lambert, D., & Hartley, D. (2009). Mental health services in rural jails. (Research & Policy Brief). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.