Soc 101 Memo The New Asylumsin Other (Education) by hemsworth
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The New Asylums
Frontline "The New Asylums"
In this video, Frontline discuss the high number of the mentally ill that are incarcerated in prison. Looking at Ohio's correctional system the video attempts to claim many of societies criminals are mentally ill. While the video does show there is a problem in the prison system with mentally ill inmates not receiving the required help that they need it doesn't touch on the point that the majority of those inmates are trying to work the system. Alternatively, the inmate is attempting to get away with the crime based on a defense of mental illness.
As a former Deputy Jailor with a Sheriff's Department with 5 years experience I have first hand knowledge of the penal system. The jail I worked at could house any type of inmate for up...