Mar. 26, 2015   37°F   School Closings
Listen Live WCPN / WCLV
Mission 4
Values 1
Values 2
Values 3
Vision 3
Vision 4
Vision 5
Values 4
Values 5
Values 6
Vision 1
Vision 2

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9
The Sound of Ideas

When the Mentally Ill Come Home from Prison

Posted Monday, April 27, 2009

Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Tweet

When the Mentally Ill Come Home from Prison When the mentally ill leave prison, they're typically given a bus ticket, $75, and two weeks worth of medication. This year will bring the largest prison exodus in our nation's history: About 700,000 inmates will be released, half of whom have some degree of mental illness. These facts are the starting place of the upcoming Frontline documentary The Released, which was shot in Cleveland, Canton, Columbus and some of Ohio's prisons. On our program, we'll hear from the Frontline producers and from local service providers who are trying to keep the mentally ill former inmates from returning.


Government/Politics, Health, Mental Health, Other, Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement


Karen O’Connor, Producer, FRONTLINE
Miri Navasky, Producer, FRONTLINE
Jonathan Lee, Founder & CEO, Signature Health
Dr. James Rodio, Psychiatrist, Recovery Resources
Elizabeth Kelley, Criminal Defense Attorney

Additional Information

FRONTLINE: The Released
*Watch FRONTLINE: The Released at 10pm on WVIZ/PBS ideastream® Tuesday, April 28th

Leave a Comment

Please follow our community discussion rules when composing your comments.


Live Video Stream

Watch the Sound of Ideas live

Watch the Sound of Ideas during the broadcast - view now! Live video stream available during normal broadcast, Mon-Fri, 9-10 AM (EST).


Every weekday at 9:00 AM (EST), The Sound of Ideas reports the news, explains the news, and sometimes makes news. The Cleveland Press Club awarded it “Best Radio Show” in Ohio and thousands daily find it to be an indispensable source of information about what’s most important to Northeast Ohioans.

Interact with The Sound of Ideas

During the show: 216-578-0903 or 866-578-0903
Last Word line: 216-916-6397 or email
Show ideas & comments? Contact Us.

Twitter: @soundofideas


Recently Featured all entries

Air Dates

90.3 WCPN
Weekdays 9:00 AM

The Ohio Channel
Weekdays 9:00 AM

Funding for Ideas & The Sound of Ideas

Funding for Ideas/Sound of Ideas comes from The George Gund Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, Eaton, the George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation, The Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation, and the Nord Family Foundation.