"Voices From Within" brings you into a world most people never see - a mental institution housing the "criminally insane." For the first time in the history of Saint Elizabeths Hospital, cameras were allowed inside and placed directly into the hands of four individuals in care: Jimmy, Lew, Kevin and Calvin, who have been residents for a combined 160 years. All of them have serious mental illness, all have committed violent crimes, and each courageously reveals his story through the intimacy of video diaries. Turning the camera onto themselves, they change from the examined to the examiner, allowing us to bear witness to their daily struggles with mental illness, isolation, and the seemingly impossible step-by-step process to reintegrate into society.
When 90 days turns out to be 23 years....
Did You Know?
My lawyer told me, 'you'll be here for 90 days observation.' And 90 days turned out to be 23 years.