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FRONTLINE; New Asylums, The

05/10/2005

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
New Asylums, The
Program Number

2313K1

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

There are nearly half a million mentally ill people serving time in America's prisons and jails. As sheriffs and prison wardens become the unexpected and ill-equipped gatekeepers of this burgeoning population, they raise a troubling new concern: are jails and prisons America's new asylums? With exclusive and unprecedented access to prison therapy sessions, mental health treatment meetings, crisis wards, and prison disciplinary tribunals, FRONTLINE goes deep inside Ohio's state prison system to present a searing exploration of the complex and growing topic of mental health behind bars and a moving portrait of the individuals at the center of this issue.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; New Asylums, The,” 05/10/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1AEBD143BC7A4F29A31D65E40FF1C709.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; New Asylums, The.” 05/10/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1AEBD143BC7A4F29A31D65E40FF1C709>.
APA: FRONTLINE; New Asylums, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1AEBD143BC7A4F29A31D65E40FF1C709
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