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ABC - Four Corners
Reporter: PBS Frontline
Broadcast: 20/06/2005

The New Asylums

Nearly 500,000 mentally ill men and women are now locked up in America's jails. That's 10 times the number who remain in its psychiatric hospitals. Staff use boots vests armour and shields to control psychotic prisoners in these jails, how are kids at home supposed to cope with psychotic parents!