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Commentary: Prison & Mental Illness

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Commentary: Prison & Mental Illness

Commentary: Prison & Mental Illness

Commentary: Prison & Mental Illness

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Commentator Lisa Suhay describes putting her violent, bipolar brother into prison. While her family and her community are safer with him locked up, Suhay wonders if prison is really a solution for people with mental illness.