California (Adult Men Corrections): TBI Screening

Yes: State or territory answered when contacted and confirmed either past, current or future projects plans in this area.

TBI Program, Study, or Pilot

Type: Study

Agency Providing the Funding: Information Unavailable

Year Provided/Duration: Information Unavailable

Funding Given To: Information Unavailable

System Group

Adult Male Prison


  • California Men’s Colony – (Medium Security Prison, 322 individuals)
  • Fresno City College (162 Students)
  • California School of Professional-Psychology (92 Students)
  • Fresno State University (55 College Football Players)
  • California State University – Fresno (424 Psychology Students

(Hughey, et al., 1992)


The purpose of this research was to explore roughly the extent and correlates of history of head injury without medical attention in various populations. (Hughey, et al., 1992)

What tool was used?

Questionnaire created specifically for study.

When is screening done?

At the California Men’s Colony approximately 500 survey forms were distributed to each cell block area, where inmates were able to pick up a
form on a voluntary basis. All picked up forms were returned. Instructions on the forms were to turn them in to the area clerk, from whom the investigator.

The Fresno City College students completed the
questionnaires in their classrooms.

The California State University-Fresno students were administered the questionnaires in their introductory psychology laboratory classes.

The questionnaires were placed in the mailboxes of the 289 graduate students, 32 core and adjunct faculty members, and 23 administration and staff at California School of Professional Psychology-Fresno.

The football players were those who volunteered on request of coaches who had been contacted by the present investigators.

(Hughey, et al., 1992)

What happens after screening?

Information Unavailable

Who Conducted Screening?



Information on the method of tracking unavailable.


The total of 1,055 subjects had a total of 489 injuries.

One hundred and fifty-three (31%) of the 489 injuries were unattended. Two hundred and ninety-one (60%) of the 489 injuries were undocumented. (Hughey, et al., 1992)

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Information and Referrals





California State Department of Rehabilitation



Phone Number


Information requested through the California State of Department of Rehabilitation

Study acquired through online journals.

Hughey, B., Kasiraj, J., Orling, R. A., Templer, D. I., Thomas-Dobson, S., Trent, A., & Trent, N. H. (1992). Exploration of head injury without medical attention. Perceptual Motor Skills, 75(1), 195-202. doi:10.2466/pms.1992.75.1.195.

California’s Criminal and Juvenile justice system is not currently doing justice related TBI screenings or programs.

In the 1992 study, the researchers noted: It appears that unattended and undocumented head injuries are common in a broad spectrum of segments of the population and that the inmates had histories of more severe head injury.’  (Hughey, et al., 1992)