Season 3: Mental Competency
KXAN investigators discover hundreds of mentally ill inmates in Texas languishing in county jails, waiting for beds in a state hospital. Listen to the “Catalyst” podcast below. This standalone season is part of our “Locked in Limbo” investigation. You can also listen to our previous podcast seasons on mass violence and missing persons in Texas.
Hear the mental competency trailer now.
S3 E1: Shot 23 Bullets Into Our Home
A Texas veteran’s PTSD spiral ends in violence and his mother learning he’d wait for help in jail for months – maybe longer.
S3 E2: A Dark Groundhog Day
A family tragedy and wartime take their toll on a Texas man, ending in a four-year loop between jail and state hospitals.
S3 E3: The Guy’s In Limbo
A schizophrenic murder suspect waits 20 years for a trial, a case with a legal connection to a jailed Marine.
S3 Bonus: Lives Get Shattered (Analysis)
Karen Ranus of NAMI-Central Texas speaks with KXAN’s Josh Hinkle and David Barer on inmate mental health.