By Brian Barnett
June 22, 2018
Before I worked behind the wire, I figured the people prowling our jails and
prisons were the kind of sociopaths you see in films, like Tony Montana and
Hannibal Lecter. But that changed with my first correctional psychiatry job
back in 2015. I learned I was all wrong about the makeup of America's
correctional population and quickly realized the correctional system has
largely assumed medical care of our country's seriously mentally ill.