FRONTLINE: The New Asylums DVD

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Emmy Nominated! There are nearly half a million mentally ill people serving time in America's prisons and jails. As sheriffs and prison wardens become the unexpected and ill-equipped gatekeepers of this burgeoning population, they raise a troubling new concern: are jails and prisons America's new asylums? FRONTLINE goes inside Ohio's prison system to present a searing exploration of the complex ... More
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Emmy Nominated! There are nearly half a million mentally ill people serving time in America's prisons and jails. As sheriffs and prison wardens become the unexpected and ill-equipped gatekeepers of this burgeoning population, they raise a troubling new concern: are jails and prisons America's new asylums? FRONTLINE goes inside Ohio's prison system to present a searing exploration of the complex and growing topic of mental health behind bars.

Includes filmmaker commentary.

Producer: Navasky-O'Connor, Ofra Bikel
Production Year: 2005
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo