Thursday, January 18, 2007

Hell Is Just Inside The Perimeter

While out committing genuine journalism, imagine that at the AJC, Alan Judd and Andy Miller's excellent reporting on the hideous conditions of our state mental health facilities has gotten the attention of the feds. Hopefully full heat will now be applied.

I field produced, a couple of years ago, a shoot for the Kaiser Family Foundation at Georgia Regional State Hospital for this package. Although this important-in-itself story about the Olmstead Act doesn't focus on the conditions at Georgia Regional and doesn't show the horrid stuff, that place IS hell on earth. In every (unimaginable) way possible. We treat animals at the county shelter much, much better.

Meanwhile, back at the source-of-all-funding ranch, a lot of nothing is busy happening.

1 comment:

VictoratGaImproper said...

Very interesting piece. Tina Simms operates a Mental Health Advocacy website at:

http://www.dorotheaslist.blogspot.com

and i met all of the Kaiser Fellows at the NNJ conference in Boston last November. I think they even might have autographed the velcro shoe.