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In this file photo taken April 11, 2017, a security officer stands on steps at the entrance to Western State Hospital, in Lakewood, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this file photo taken April 11, 2017, a security officer stands on steps at the entrance to Western State Hospital, in Lakewood, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

The gunman who opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in early November had escaped from a psychiatric hospital in 2012. President Trump and others have blamed the shooter's mental health for the shooting.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks about the state of mental health hospitals in the U.S. with Dominic Sisti (@domsisti), a medical ethicist at the University of Pennsylvania.

This segment aired on November 30, 2017.

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