Untying the Straitjacket
Cast & Crew
Special takes an unprecedented look inside the nation's highest-security mental hospitals -- Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center in New York and Clifton Perkins Hospital in Maryland to see what happens to those who are found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. Cameras travel through the wards as patients reveal their harrowing accounts of psychotic episodes that led to killings that they now regret. The special also tracks the life of a former patient who killed a woman 20 years ago, but now works in an office and is married to a woman who had also been found not guilty by reason of insanity.