Date of Award

Spring 6-7-2018

Document Type

Honors Project

University Scholars Director

Christine Chaney

First Advisor/Committee Member

April Morgenroth

Second Advisor/Committee Member

Yoli Grandjean


mental illness, inmate, nurse, nursing care


This paper serves to inform nurses of the medical and psychiatric treatment that inmates with mental illness receive and to offer suggestions for treatment interventions. Current practice includes mental health screens, psychotropic medication administration, psychiatric departments, and administrative segregation. The recommended interventions include providing therapy (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Group Therapy), decreasing administrative segregation, implementing reintegration programs, and training and collaborating with correctional officers.