NATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH/Associated Press Inactive inmates are not required to wear any protective gear, and can stay out of public places and activities.
A person’s active status, however, can affect a person’s ability to use and interact with others, such as getting into an elevator or a meeting.
That’s one of the reasons why people who have been out for a while or are sick can have trouble staying active, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
A report from the CDC last year found that inmates with active status are often more likely to have mental health problems, including substance abuse and mental illness, and are less likely to graduate from high school.
That could have an impact on how inmates are treated, particularly for inmates who are diagnosed with mental illness.
A study released last year by the Centers For Disease Control found that more than 60 percent of those who had a mental health problem had been in prison for at least three years.
But inmates with a mental illness who are out of jail for a short time can still have problems.
For example, inmates who were diagnosed with schizophrenia were twice as likely to end up in the hospital as inmates who did not have schizophrenia.
A new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University at Buffalo found that inactive inmates were at increased risk of committing violent crimes and sexual assault, compared with inmates who have a mental disorder.
The study, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, analyzed data from 1,058 inmates in state prisons and jails across the United States.
The researchers found that among inmates with no mental health issues, there were about 8,000 more violent crimes committed by inmates with psychiatric illness compared with those who did have mental illness and had no mental illness issues.
Among inmates with schizophrenia, there was about 3,000 extra violent crimes for inmates with mental health conditions compared with individuals who did none of those issues.
That study was done with inmates incarcerated for nonviolent drug and alcohol offenses.
For violent offenders, the findings showed that the risk for violent crimes increased more for those with a psychiatric illness and those with no psychiatric issues.
And, the risk of sexual assault was even higher for inmates diagnosed with a serious mental illness than those without mental health concerns, the study found.
The findings could have serious implications for people with mental illnesses who are being held in correctional facilities.
They could be the most vulnerable to the effects of psychiatric illness on the offender.
If someone with schizophrenia is being held with an inmate who has been diagnosed with serious mental illnesses, for example, the person might feel more in control of their own life and could also feel more safe.
The new findings suggest that there is a need for a more holistic approach to addressing the mental health needs of incarcerated people, said Dr. John D’Amico, associate professor at the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
“We need to find a way to get more of our inmates to commit to a full rehabilitation program that includes mental health services,” he said.
“What we don’t want to do is lock up these inmates who aren’t doing anything wrong.”