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Consideration of the mental health needs of the prison population can not only assist in the care of this rapidly growing population but also can provide insight into general psychiatric care. In this edition of Psychiatric Annals, aspects of psychiatric care for mentally ill prisoners are discussed, including methods of assessment, the necessity of interdisciplinary cooperation for treatment, and the particular needs of the American Indians.
1. Rehabilitation in prisons in the United States has:
A. Had a significant contribution to the current mental hygiene of inmates.
B. Had a slight impact on mental hygiene of inmates.
C. Never been seriously implemented.
D. Had no place in the criminal justice system.
2. By the year 1992, it is expected that the current federal prison population will:
A. Stay the same.
B. Increase by 50%.
C. Increase by 100%.
D. Increase by 200%.
3. The proportionately most frequently arrested of any ethnic minority group in the United States is:
C. American Indians.