Yesterday I watched part of a PBS documentary called “Frontline: The New Asylums“, which demonstrates that the prison system has become the dumping ground for the mentally ill. 16% of all inmates in Ohio have been diagnosed with a mental illness. It’s really quite remarkable. Ohio, thankfully, does much better than most states in dealing with mentally ill inmates. Lots of footage from Lucasville, and with Columbus PD.
It’ll be on WOSU (digital channel 34.1) again this Sunday at 9AM. Or you can watch the entire program online.