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Unformatted text preview: freaking out, most of the times it involved not taking their medication. Since I started watching this video, I seriously doubted that proper care for the mentally ill can be provided by disgruntled and untrained prison guards. I was correct in my doubt when I saw how a situation with one of the prisoners, who refused directions, escalated to guards putting on riot gear and forcing him into submission. In a proper mental hospital I’m sure that seeing a refusing patient would cause the staff of said hospital to help the patient, not have six armored guards handcuff him and escort him naked to a smaller cell. As one of the guards in videos chillingly said, “extra force is necessary for mentally ill inmates.”...
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor A during the Spring '08 term at Santa Monica.
- Spring '08