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How should we handle people who have served their time, but clearly remain a danger to themselves and others? In California, there is often a single answer: Atascadero State Hospital. It is sometimes a temporary, but often a permanent home to more than a thousand of the most violent murderers, child molesters and rapists -- men who have been forcibly committed for psychiatric treatment. Prison officials agreed to let MSNBC into the facility for a very rare glimpse of what it is like to live and work in what could easily be one of the most dangerous places in the country.
San Quentin State Prison in California is one of the most famous, most notorious penitentiaries in the world. It has a long and often violent history. But today its walls are crumbling, the institution itself is outdated, and inmate assaults are growing in number and severity. See life at San Quentin as you've never seen it before, including a rare look inside California's death row.
This edition of Lockup, one of the most graphic and disturbing ever, profiles The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. Situated in America's heartland among acres of Indiana cornfields, this prison houses not only the state's most violent offenders, but also a large population of the mentally ill. Approximately one third of the prisoners have been diagnosed with a mental illness. With the permission of medical and prison staff, and inmates as well, we take a look at the challenges of not only housing violent offenders, but also those with serious psychiatric needs.
MSNBC goes inside this maximum security facility in eastern Iowa, home to the state's most violent offenders. Officials keep things under control here through a zero tolerance rule on infractions, sending inmates who break the rules to do hard time in "The Hole."
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