FRONTLINE

The New Asylums

Season 2005 Episode 8 | 54m 32s

A report on the new reality for the mentally ill in America: Nearly 500,000 are serving time in U.S. jails and prisons. How did we get here, and are we doing anything to help them?

Aired: 05/10/05

Rating: NR

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