Interested in viewing the rest of documentary that we excerpted in class? The New Asylums aired on Frontline in 2006. It features an excellent overview of the difficulties of treating persons with mental illness in prison systems, and is definitely worth a watch (though, take the "graphic content" warning seriously: some of these inmates are very ill and their speech and behavior reflect that).
I wish we had time to view the entire thing in class. Perhaps after the AP Exam?