THE RELEASED

Frontline

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Why do two-thirds of the seriously mentally ill released from incarceration (where they had been medicated and stabilized) return to prison within 18 months?

This eye-opening program intimately examines this problem and reveals how the poor level of support and treatment—if any—available on the outside contributes to this revolving-door system. The program joins six men (mostly schizophrenics) trying to reintegrate into society, exposing the cracks they often fall through; it also describes a residential treatment program in Ohio serving as a model for helping the indigent mentally ill. Parole officers, social workers, and psychiatrists offer expert commentary.

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Copyright

2009

Publisher

PBS

Grade

9 and up

Color

Color

Run Time

57 minutes