Trapped

TRAPPED
By Jenn Ackerman

The continuous withdrawal of mental health funding has turned jails and prisons across the nation into the default mental health facilities. The system designed for security is now trapped with treating mental illness and the mentally ill are often trapped inside the system with nowhere else to go.

Trapped takes us inside the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit of the Kentucky State Reformatory to see how a state is meeting the needs of this growing population.

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Trapped

Locked In

Forced Shower

Ponder

Cuffed

Cell Entry

Forgotten

Etched

Restrained

Forced Medication

Morning Salute

Self-inflicted

Listening

Confusion

Daily Medication Line

Lock Down

Secure

Visitation

Friends

Waiting

Fight

Tattoo

Delusional Paranoia

Letters

Alone

Cell

Cleaning Up

Suicide Watch

In Their Minds

A Hand to Hold