Gary Harrison is a 29-year-old male convicted of aggravated assault. He was sentenced to five years in prison and placed on parole for three years.

Gary Harrison is a 29-year-old male convicted of aggravated assault. He was sentenced

to five years in prison and placed on parole for three years. It is recommended that Harrison

attended drug/alcohol treatment because he has an obvious substance abuse problem. He also

needs to undergo a psychiatric evaluation/treatment because he has been diagnosed with bipolar

disorder, but because of disagreement between the prison mental health staff it is best that we

have another opinion. Harrison would benefit from anger management counseling because he

has two prior assault charges as well as the current charge of assault. Last Harrison is a good

candidate for intensive supervision because he is a high risk offender. Harrison has a job

working for his uncle, therefore does not require job training. He will be living with his brother

upon release so he does not need housing assistance. Although Harrison was physically and

mentally abused by his father as a child, his family does not seem to factor into any of his

problems, therefore he does not require family counseling.

Since his release Harrison has moved into an apartment with his brother. Despite the

solid plan in place that had addressed all of Harrison’s issues he just was not committed to his

end of the deal. His psychiatric evaluation confirmed his previous diagnosis of bipolar disorder,

and he was given medications to treat, but he was not taking them regularly. He has not been

consistent in attending his anger management counseling or AA meetings. Harrison has been

given ample warnings about his compliance with the parole stipulations. A month ago he was

warned that if he continued to be in violation of his parole that there would be no other option

but to send him back to prison. Since giving him the warning Harrison has assaulted his brother

at their apartment, then fled town. Harrison was given a second chance to improve his life, but

has failed to do so. A recommendation for this individual would be a stable living environment

with better connections to psychiatric help. It is not uncommon for individuals with a mental

illness to stop taking their medications because they believe that there is nothing wrong with

them, but it is everyone else that has a problem. Family counseling would be another suggestion

because his brother seems to be a cause for his recent anger issues. It is also suggested that

Harrison be placed on house arrest with an electronic ankle monitor, and be subject to frequent

drug/alcohol testing. When Harrison is arrested again it will be suggested to the courts that he

serve his full term in prison this time as well as a continuation of his treatment plan that has

already been in place only more extensive.

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