While the problem of crime and its perpetuation is multifactorial and inherently complex, the mental and physical health of criminals falls under the legal oversight of the penal system. Prisoners have a legal right to quality medical care—a right that is often forgotten and neglected by society at large and, more specifically, the court system itself.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Systematic Neglect of Inmates Suffering from Substance-Use Disorder in the American Prison Systems,"
Brigham Young University Prelaw Review: Vol. 31
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byuplr/vol31/iss1/7