New PBS Documentary, ‘Bedlam,’ Spotlights How People with Mental Illness Are Funneled into Prisons
April 13, 2020. Our Prism. COVID-19 has highlighted the existence of a pandemic, and it’s not the novel coronavirus. A virus that has festered for far too long is how the prison system treats the mentally ill, and this PBS documentary could not have aired at a better time to help the country move forward into change. Patrisse Cullors and her previously incarcerated brother Monte (who has lived with schizophrenia for his adult life) are documented in this film directed by Dr. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg.