Sleeping on Boats: Opioids And Mental Illness Drive Jail Overcrowding

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Mental Health

Roane County is at the epicenter of East Tennessee drug trafficking

Roane County officials say more alternatives to incarceration and drug treatment could help ease overcrowding in a system where nearly all jail inmates are locked up for drug-related crimes. 

 

Credits:

Producer and Director: Jess Mador

Editor and Cinematographer: Phil Batta philbatta.com/

Music by: Sam Keenan samkeenan.bandcamp.com/

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Jess Mador

Jess Mador is the creator of TruckBeat for WUOT. She's an award-winning public radio and multimedia journalist who has produced stories for news organizations around the country, including Minnesota Public Radio, NPR News and PBS member stations. She has a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Phil Batta

Phil Batta is an award-winning cinematographer and director who specializes in creating short-form documentaries and visually rich multiplatform media for social impact. His work appears on PBS, The New Yorker, UK Channel 4, ITN, The Guardian, ABC7, CNN and ITVS. He's also shot and edited projects honored as official selections at international film festivals and exhibitions. Batta is currently directing two documentaries exploring youth social justice and gender equality. 

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