Brain Penitentiaries

Do we jail behavior or condition?

Fewer than 55,000 Americans receive treatment in psychiatric hospitals.

Meanwhile, almost 10 times that number — nearly 500,000 — mentally ill men and women are serving time in U.S. jails and prisons.

Link to PBS show The New Asylums.
via ‘Mind Hacks‘, the blog of the O’Reilly book.