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Film: Panorama – Bedlam Behind Bars

Temp - BBC iPlayer Panorama   Bedlam Behind Barssource: BBC iPlayer
published: 7 Jul 2014

There is a crisis today in America’s prison system which has little to do with crime. It contributes to the abuse and even the deaths of some prisoners at the hands of those paid to take care of them.

With exclusive access to two US jails, reporter Hilary Andersson finds America’s prisons are now having to accommodate vast numbers of inmates with serious mental health problems.

The programme reveals that more than a million mentally troubled Americans are imprisoned and may be chained to beds, sprayed with pepper spray and kept in isolation indefinitely.

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Posted by on 8 July 2014. Filed under Audio & Film,Breaking News & Digests,Policy & Reform. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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