1. Research the latest statistics on Mentally Ill Offenders in the U.S. at THIS LINK. In a narrative format of 500 or more words, outline the issues, problems and concerns pertaining to Mentally Ill Offenders in the United States. Cite relevant changes, trends and other information to give an accurate overview of the current situation.
2. Give some insights into solutions to the rising mentally ill that are incarcerated in the U.S.
3. What are some community services available to this population?
4. As a mental health advocate, what would be your recommendation as an alternative to a judge who was contemplating the sentence of a convicted felon with a severe mental illness?