AVID Jail Project
People with mental illness in jail tell their stories. Jails have become de facto psychiatric centers, and people with mental illness who are being detained often without treatment have disturbing stories to tell. Rooted in Rights, in partnership with the AVID Jail Project, shares these stories to bring attention to the crisis of mental health in our criminal justice system. More importantly, we hope that these stories will humanize an issue that is all too easily ignored. These are the voices of citizens with mental illness. We will continue to visit jails and release these videos, so please follow our efforts and share them with others.