July 8, 2010

Video: Criminalization of mentally ill

I just stumbled across an outstanding educational video on the mentally ill in U.S. prisons. Focusing on Texas prisons, it touches on the problems of isolation, decreased funding, and telecare. Brought to you by Al Jazeera.


  1. Great documentary, 'dying inside, the elderly in prison' is another that you might be interested in. Here is the link


  2. Very realistic view of mental illness in today's criminal justice system. This reality also exists for adolescents and teenagers today. They cycle in and out of juvenile detention centers and mental health needs go untreated.