Behind Bars, Mentally Ill Inmates Are Often Punished For Their Symptoms

By some accounts, almost half of the incarcerated population in the U.S. suffers from mental illness.

While visiting jails and prisons across the country, author Alisa Roth witnessed mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement, wearing restrictive jumpsuits and receiving very limited therapy.

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