Us & Them Encore: Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars In W.Va. – West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Us & Them Encore: Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars In W.Va. – West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Hundreds of thousands of people with mental illnesses are caught up in a criminal justice system that was never intended to treat them. This encore Us & Them episode was part of a series that was honored with a first place award from Virginia’s Associated Press Broadcasters for “Public Service Through Journalism.” In this report, we hear what it’s like to live with mental illness behind bars in the Mountain State.

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