Mentally ill suffer in US imprisonment cycle

Hundreds of thousands of mentally ill people in the US are caught in a perpetual cycle of homelessness and imprisonment.

    In the US, it's estimated that nearly half a million mentally ill people are in prison.

    In the third of our four part series, Al Jazeera looks at the issue of the criminalisation of mental health in the United States.  

    Many people find themselves caught living through a cycle of homelessness and imprisonment.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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