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Jails:  America's Mental Hospitals

Jails: America's Mental Hospitals

This site contains both a radio broadcast and a written transcript of a program that explores the issue of the mentally ill individuals who have been incarcerated. It is part of a larger program, entitled "Jailing the Mentally Ill."

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Amy Brown
Amy Brown (Student)
4 years ago

The content is good, gives insight to the mentally ill who are incarcerated. It would be good to see current data, as the numbers mentioned are from the late 90's. This would be a good introduction to educating about the effects of closing mental health hospitals. 

Naomii Brack
Naomii Brack (Faculty)
4 years ago
The material offers great incite on the criminal justice system and inmates who have mental disabilities. I agree with Paul regarding accessing the material from the link he has posted.
Paul Bowdre
Paul Bowdre (Faculty)
9 years ago

Please see a recommended URL to the material listed under "technical remarks."

Technical Remarks:

I recommend accessing the material via the following link which takes you to the first web page associated with the material:

http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/mentally_ill/index.html