Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity (Part 1)

Louis Theroux: By Reason on Insanity
Louis Theroux: By Reason on Insanity

In the first of two programmes, journalist Louis Theroux immerses himself in the world of Ohio’s maximum security state psychiatric hospitals, where he meets patients who have committed crimes – some horrifically violent – while suffering from severe mental illnesses.

In tonight’s episode, Louis spends time with patients who are attempting to come to terms with what they have done and talks to the clinicians entrusted with delivering the treatment it is hoped will one day lead to their reintegration back into society.

Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity is scheduled for broadcast today (30 October) on BBC BRIT (DStv channel 120) at 18:00 with a repeat showing on Saturday 31 October at 21:05.