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Mental Illness in U.S. Prisons

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Mental Illness in U.S. Prisons

Mental Illness in U.S. Prisons

Mental Illness in U.S. Prisons

Only Available in Archive Formats.

It is estimated that one in five of the nation's two million incarcerated Americans suffer from serious mental illness. According to a new study by Human Rights Watch, the rate of mental illness in the prison population is three times higher than in the general population. Commentator Michael Eric Dyson joins NPR's Tavis Smiley to discuss the issue.