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Who decides where people with severe mental illnesses live? FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate New York’s effort to let people with mental illnesses live independently.

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Thousands of people with severe mental illnesses won the chance to live on their own in NY after a 2014 federal court order. While many flourished, FRONTLINE and ProPublica explore where the system has failed some of the most vulnerable people in “Right to Fail.”

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