A portrait of Nestor Bunch on August 19, 2018.

Right to Fail

February 26, 2019 / 54m

Season 2019: Episode 9

Photo: George Etheredge, special to ProPublica


Thousands of New Yorkers with severe mental illnesses won the chance to live independently in supported housing, following a 2014 federal court order. FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate what’s happened to people moved from adult homes into apartments and find more than two dozen cases in which the system failed, sometimes with deadly consequences.

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