USC Price School of Public Policy

Motherboard blog features Schaeffer research on state drug spending

July 23, 2014

Motherboard featured a study by researchers at the USC Schaeffer Center including Professor Dana Goldman and colleagues, finding that states which restrict drug spending on anti-psychotics have significantly more mentally ill inmates in their prisons. “The total annual cost in the United States associated with severe psychiatric disorders in jails and prisons is estimated by the Department of Justice … to be $8.5 billion,” their study said.