Aug 08, 2009
Season 4 Episode 1
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.