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Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity 2015

  • 2016-12-11T21:00:00+00:00s at 2016-12-11T21:00:00+00:00 on BBC Two
  • 2015-03-21T17:00:00-07:00
  • 60 mins
  • 2 hours, 0 mins
  • Documentary
In 'By Reason of Insanity', Louis immerses himself in the world of Ohio’s State Psychiatric Hospitals, meeting patients who have committed crimes - at times horrifically violent - while in the grip of severe mental illness. They have been found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity and court ordered to maximum security psychiatric facilities to receive treatment it is hoped will one day lead to their reintegration back into society. Over the course of these two films Louis explores the nature of mental illness. He spends time with the small subsection of sufferers who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law and bears witness to the extremes of the human condition and experience in an attempt to understand how society cares for some of its most vulnerable and most dangerous members.

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