Shortchanged: Unjailing the Mentally Ill is an hour- long documentary produced by Edith Brady-Lunny and David Proeber. An audience of more than 400 attended the film’s premier in October 2014 at the Normal Theatre.
McLean County, like most other communities across the nation, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of mentally ill people cycling through its jail. But McLean County made a decision as a community to take on the challenges of mental health treatment by initiating a long- term effort to improve services and reduce the mentally ill population behind bars.
Shortchanged: Unjailing the Mentally Ill tells the story of those who need help the most and how McLean County responded to their plight.