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


The Guilty Except for Insanity documentary is a project carried out through Portland State University. All contributions are tax-deductible and profits from sales and distribution of the completed documentary will support future projects on community mental health.

The Portland State University Foundation supports non-profit projects that contribute to the educational and cultural development of the Portland metro region. The mission of Portland State University, where Professor Haaken is on the faculty, includes the integration of teaching, research, and outreach to offer students of a diverse age, ethnicity, and experience the preparation to become responsible citizens attuned to the needs not only of their own communities but those of regional, national and international communities. Much like Haaken's previous documentary projects, Guilty Except for Insanity is consistent with this educational mission.

Pacific Pioneer Fund awarded Jan Haaken an Emerging Documentary Director grant for completion of Guilty Except for Insanity.