Year: 1997 Source: Behavioral Sciences and the Law, v.15, no.4, (Autumn 1997), p.459-467 SIEC No: 19980365

This article describes a study done to determine the effectiveness of Intermediate Care Programs set up in New York in treating prison inmates with psychiatric disorders. A brief description of Intermediate Care Programs is provided. A prior study showed that the mean number of problem behaviors by inmates in this program became reduced. This study showed that a significant reduction in suicide attempts by inmates resulted with participation in Intermediate Care Programs.