MODESTO, Calif. -- An 18-year-old schizophrenic man pounds on the thick security glass of his single-man cell.
A woman lets out a long guttural scream to nobody in particular to turn off the lights.
A 24-year-old man drags his mattress under his bunk, fearful of the voices telling him to hurt himself.
This is not the inside of a psychiatric hospital. It's the B-Mental Health Unit, one of two wings reserved for mentally ill inmates at the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center in Modesto.