PBS NewsHour

A Brief But Spectacular take on mental illness in jails

Clip: 10/15/2021 | 3m 21s | Video has closed captioning.

Ken Mascara has been the sheriff of St. Lucie County in Florida for the past 20 years. He has seen funding for mental health facilities plummet, and as a result, more and more mentally ill patients end up languishing behind bars. Now, he gives his Brief But Spectacular take on making county jails safer, and smarter.

Aired: 10/15/21

Rating: NR

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