Season 27, Episode 14 The Released

First Aired: April 28, 2009

The revolving-door experiences of mentally ill inmates are explored through the stories of two paranoid schizophrenics in Ohio, both of whom are released only to be rearrested for alleged offenses committed after they stopped taking their meds. Interviews include Scott Schnyders, a program director at the Refuge of Hope homeless shelter in Canton; psychiatrist Mike Unger; and Debbie Nixon-Hughes, the Ohio Department of Corrections' former mental-health bureau chief.

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  • Premise: PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar… (more)

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