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Why we can’t ‘arrest ourselves out of’ mental illness

Clip: 01/18/2019 | 3m 59s Video has closed captioning.

When Alabama closed a regional hospital, the warden of Metro Jail says that the population of people with mental illness doubled at their facility. Trey Oliver says they often see the same people over and over again, people who should have a different kind of around-the-clock care. Oliver gives his Brief But Spectacular take on why incarceration can’t solve mental illness and life at his jail.

Aired: 01/18/19

Rating: NR

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