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Jails for Mental Illness | Bedlam

Clip: Season 21 Episode 13 | 1m 44s | Video has closed captioning.

America's three largest jails are also its three largest psychiatric treatment facilities. In this excerpt from Bedlam, while one person with mental illness faces a long wait in jail before finding treatment, California Gov. Gavin Newsom tours the Twin Towers Correctional Facility where he is shocked by the staggering number of people with mental illness housed in high-security jails.

Aired: 04/13/20

Rating: NR

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