The Definition of Insanity

Facing Mental Health Struggles in Prison – Justin’s Story

Clip: Season 2020 | 1m 27s Video has closed captioning.

Peer counselor Justin Volpe describes his own experience of facing the mental health system while also serving time in the Dade County Jail 11 years ago. He explains why the very broken system is difficult to navigate, and why many who suffer from mental illness struggle to get out.

Aired: 03/20/20

Rating: TV-PG

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Major funding was provided by The Matthew Harris Ornstein Memorial Foundation Inc. Funding was also provided by The Achelis & Bodman Foundation, Peacock Foundation, Inc., the Lynne & Andrew Redleaf …

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