The new asylums
DVD - 2005
Fewer than 55,000 Americans currently receive treatment in psychiatric hospitals. Meanwhile, almost 10 times that number, nearly 500,000, mentally ill men and women are serving time in U.S. jails and prisons. As sheriffs and prison wardens become the unexpected and often ill-equipped caretakers of this burgeoning population, they raise a troubling new concern: Have America's jails and prisons become its new asylums. The program goes deep inside Ohio's state prison system to explore the... complex and growing issue of mentally ill prisoners.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Boston, Mass.] :
WGBH Educational Foundation : Distributed by PBS Video
- Edited version
- Item Description
- Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program Frontline on May 10, 2005.
Includes: optional audio commentary with Miri Navasky and Karen O'Connor.
- Physical Description
- 1 videodisc (DVD)(ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
- Production Credits
- Photography, Ben McCoy ; editor, Daisy Wright.
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