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1/20/10: Crazy - America's Mental Health Madness

Visit journalist Pete Earley's website
Visit journalist Pete Earley's website

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – Pete Earley had been a journalist for 30 years when his work on crime and punishment became personal. His son Mike was declared mentally ill, and in one episode, he damaged a neighbor's house when he broke in to take a bubble bath. Mike was arrested and the ensuing journey led Pete into the maze of the mental health care system. Pete Earley joins us to explain how America's prisons have become the new mental asylums and what it means for those suffering from illness. (Rebroadcast)

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