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'Upsetting' video depicting abuse of mentally ill inmates shown in court




A low-risk inmate waits for treatment new mental health treatment unit at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
A low-risk inmate waits for treatment new mental health treatment unit at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
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Today in a courtroom in Sacramento, an attorney representing mentally ill inmates is expected to screen disturbing video footage documenting how such prisoners have been treated. Nearly an hour's worth of similar footage was shown yesterday.

For more on this video and the role it's playing in how mentally ill inmates are treated, we're joined now by Paige St. John of the LA Times.