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Startling number of mental health patients behind bars in US

Video: There is a startling number of mental health patients behind bars in the US

  • The UK’s prison problems, with many inmates suffering from mental illness, are mirrored around the world.
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  • In America there are thought to be three times more psychiatric patients in prison than in hospital.
  • BBC correspondent Aleem Maqbool was given special permission to film inside Cook County Jail, Illinois, and to speak to the prisoners at this Chicago prison.
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In America there are thought to be three times more psychiatric patients in prison than in hospital.


Startling number of mental health patients behind bars in US

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