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Inmates With Mental Illness

This Jan. 8, 2001. file photo shows the Ohio State Penitentiary (OSP) in Youngstown, Ohio, the state's highest security prison.
Tony Dejak
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Associated Press
This Jan. 8, 2001. file photo shows the Ohio State Penitentiary (OSP) in Youngstown, Ohio, the state's highest security prison.

More than half of all inmates in the U.S. suffer from some kind of mental illness. 

But managing mental health treatments in prisons remains a challenge across the country, including Ohio, where the problems are exacerbated by overcrowding and a shortage of mental health professionals.

Today on All Sides, the quality of care for inmates with mental illness.

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