Guilty Except for Insanity - Maddening Journeys Through an American Asylum

"Unfolds as a profound critique of institutional care tragically overtaken by the criminal justice system."

 

— Lynne Layton, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Latest News

February 12th 2012
Herzog & Company is partnering with Portland State University for distribution of a shorter form of Guilty Except for Insanity for television broadcasting. A DVD version for purchase is not available for purchase at this time. Screenings may be arranged by contacting Jan Haaken at haakenj@pdx.edu

REVIEWS OF Guilty Except for Insanity

“Rich in nuanced attention to the complexities of the interlocking systems of mental health and criminal justice (what Michel Foucault would call systems of biopolitical control), Guilty Except for Insanity attends to the human stories of those seeking care in this maddening labyrinth. The film should be an excellent starting point for discussions of community health services, social action research, and the responsibilities of filmmakers to those they profile.” - Frann Michel, Professor of English, Willamette University

“[Guilty Except for Insanity] Unfolds as a profound critique of institutional care tragically overtaken by the criminal justice system." - Lynne Layton, Harvard Medical School

Director Jan Haaken in the news about the making of Guilty Except for Insanity