Watts Presents on Mental Health Care in Prisons

Professor of Religion in the College of Theology and Christian Ministry Dr. Andy Watts gave a “Virtual Wednesday Lecture” to health care professionals at Baltimore’s Sheppard Pratt psychiatric hospital on November 10. His topic was the “ecotone” of the prison and the ethical challenges of mental health care encountered in this system.

“Within the walls of the prison, the ongoing experiences of trauma, degradation and deprivation are affected by institutional-level and individual-level factors. Understanding the inter-relationality of these factors is paramount for the ethical delivery of mental health to the incarcerated,” Watts said.