Bedlam – Jails for Mental Illness – Clip

  • clip (0:01:44) | IN Shocking
    Premiere: 4/13/2020

America’s three largest jails — New York City’s Riker’s Island, Chicago’s Cook County Jail, and LA County’s Twin Towers — are also its three largest psychiatric treatment facilities. In this excerpt from Bedlam, while one person with mental illness faces a long wait in jail before finding treatment, California Gov. Gavin Newsom tours the Twin Towers Correctional Facility where he is shocked by the staggering number of people with mental illness housed in high-security jails.

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