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Crazy - A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness

Pete Earley

Pete Earley had no idea. He'd been a journalist for over thirty years, and the author of several award-winning-even bestselling-nonfiction books about crime and punishment and society. Yet he'd always been on the outside looking in. He had no idea what it was like to be on the inside looking out until his son, Mike, was declared mentally ill, and Earley was thrown headlong into the maze of contradictions, disparities, and catch-22s that is America's mental health system. The more Earley dug, the more he uncovered the bigger picture: Our nation's prisons have become our new mental hospitals. Crazy tells two stories. The first is his son's. The second describes what Earley learned during a yearlong investigation inside the Miami-Dade County jail, where he was given complete, unrestricted access. There, and in the surrounding community, he shadowed inmates and patients; interviewed correctional officers, public defenders, prosecutors, judges, mental-health professionals, and the police; talked with parents, siblings, and spouses; consulted historians, civil rights lawyers, and legislators. The result is both a remarkable piece of investigative journalism, and a wake-up call-a portrait that could serve as a snapshot of any community in America.

Pete Earley had no idea. He'd been a journalist for over thirty years, and the author of several award-winning-even bestselling-nonfiction books about crime and punishment and society. Yet he'd always been on the outside looking in. He had no idea what it was like to be on the inside looking out until his son, Mike, was declared mentally ill, and Earley was thrown headlong into the maze of contradictions, disparities, and catch-22s that is America's mental health system. The more Earley dug, the more he uncovered the bigger picture: Our nation's prisons have become our new mental hospitals. Crazy tells two stories. The first is his son's. The second describes what Earley learned during a yearlong investigation inside the Miami-Dade County jail, where he was given complete, unrestricted access. There, and in the surrounding community, he shadowed inmates and patients; interviewed correctional officers, public defenders, prosecutors, judges, mental-health professionals, and the police; talked with parents, siblings, and spouses; consulted historians, civil rights lawyers, and legislators. The result is both a remarkable piece of investigative journalism, and a wake-up call-a portrait that could serve as a snapshot of any community in America.
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Pete Earley had no idea. He'd been a journalist for over thirty years, and the author of several award-winning-even bestselling-nonfiction books about crime and punishment and society. Yet he'd always been on the outside looking in. He had no idea what it was like to be on the inside looking out until his son, Mike, was declared mentally ill, and Earley was thrown headlong into the maze of contradictions, disparities, and catch-22s that is America's mental health system. The more Earley dug, the more he uncovered the bigger picture: Our nation's prisons have become our new mental hospitals. Crazy tells two stories. The first is his son's. The second describes what Earley learned during a yearlong investigation inside the Miami-Dade County jail, where he was given complete, unrestricted access. There, and in the surrounding community, he shadowed inmates and patients; interviewed correctional officers, public defenders, prosecutors, judges, mental-health professionals, and the police; talked with parents, siblings, and spouses; consulted historians, civil rights lawyers, and legislators. The result is both a remarkable piece of investigative journalism, and a wake-up call-a portrait that could serve as a snapshot of any community in America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Prichard

Length:

11h 46m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

10:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

27:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:23