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A Closer Look (Ill-Treatment) Part I #195281

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 31, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at the warehousing of the mentally ill in America's prisons introduced.

(Auburn, New York: Dan Harris) The story of the imprisonment of mentally ill Felix Jorge, who committed suicide in a New York state prison in 1994, reviewed; prison video and photos shown; details given of Jorge's psychotic illnesses, suicide attempts and lack of medical treatment. [Jorge's attorney Ed MILLER - describes Jorge's treatment in prison.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The outcome of the lawsuit brought by Jorge's family noted.

Harris, Dan;
Jennings, Peter

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