Julia Lish, a correctional officer, comforts an inmate during one of his psychotic episodes. “Its going to be okay,” she repeats as he cries and yells to the voices in his head.
Photographer Jenn Ackerman captures the lives of the mentally ill living in the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit of the Kentucky State Reformatory. See more photos from her project, “Trapped,” here.

Julia Lish, a correctional officer, comforts an inmate during one of his psychotic episodes. “Its going to be okay,” she repeats as he cries and yells to the voices in his head.

Photographer Jenn Ackerman captures the lives of the mentally ill living in the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit of the Kentucky State Reformatory. See more photos from her project, “Trapped,” here.

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