Summer 2010

Summer 2010 (Volume 13, Issue 3)

Although it is common knowledge that the incidence and prevalence of dementia is rising, it is not easy to grasp the implications. Rising rates of dem…
 
As a result of an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) consent decree in Mississippi in 2005, severely mentally inmates located in a maximum-security…
 
External Medical Director: The Role of the Expert Consultant in a Contracted Environment

Oftentimes a correctional system or facility does not think to hire a medical consultant until matters have deteriorated to the point that a legal cha…
 
A 30-year-old man with known paranoid schizophrenia is incarcerated after being found guilty of murdering his family. While in jail, he murdered a sec…
 
Seems the Rolling Stones aren’t the only ones denied satisfaction. We’ve had a tough month here at the secure in-patient unit at our county hospital. …
 
Once again it is time for the annual issue with a focus on mental health. The lead article on dementia should prove illuminating and helpful as the ag…
 
CorrEthics: Confusing Credentials
In response to the provocative article by Drs. Puerini and Rieger (Volume 13, Issue 2), I do not agree with…