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American Agenda (Medicine: Jailing The Mentally Ill) #154729

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 09, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Tim O'Brien) The issue of criminalizing the mentally ill examined; statistics cited on the jailing of the mentally ill. [Manic depressive patient Brant DARUE - describes how he was treated.] [National Mental Health Association Michael FAENZA - comments.] The case of the jailing of paranoid schizophrenic Hugh Guy detailed. [Jail chaplain Novella SMITH- ARNOLD - says the system sucks.] [Shelby County, Tennessee, jail Captain Mike BONHAM - says there is no alternative.] The Justice Department reported investigating complaints against communities violating the rights of the mentally ill noted. [Justice Department civil rights division Arthur PEABODY, Darue's WIFE - comment on the problem.]

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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