PRISONS / TRAPPED a short film Mental Health Awareness

In 2011, the United States  Supreme Court ordered the Governor of California – America’s most populous state – to reduce its prison population or face contempt of court. Nearly 150,000 men and women called The California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation home,.and the reluctance of action was quite elementary to explain: even public servants in the bluest state, feared a backlash from voters on the perception that a mass reentry of prisoners into the public realm, would cause an explosion of violence.

As it turns out, it was not only the aftermath of California’s disastrous 3-strikes law, that sent the incarcerated population skyrocketing, but prisons in the United States of America, had become boarding houses for the mentally ill and the criminally insane.
You are not alone.

PRISONS
INTRO BY KENDALL F. PERSON

SHORT FILM
TRAPPED: MENTAL ILLNESS IN AMERICA’S PRISONS – COURTESY OF JENN ACKERMAN


created & produced by Kendall F. Person, aasitant event organization, Rebecca Lemke. And a host of very courageous Presenters.

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2 comments

  1. I’ve only just started watching this short clip and I am already of the opinion that prisons should be focused on rehabilitation not just punishment. Teach people to grow and learn from their mistakes/ crimes- to just to sit and do nothing is not a solution to the problem

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