Five others have received suspended sentences.
A former nurse at the Winterbourne View, went to the BBC with his concerns over abuse at the home after his complaints to its owner Castlebeck and care watchdogs were ignored.
The journalist recorded shocking footage during a five-week investigation in February and March last year and the programme was shown the following June.
Six members of staff caught abusing vulnerable residents at a Winterbourne View private hospital by an undercover journalist have been jailed today.
They received sentenced varying from 6 months to two years.
Families of some of the Winterbourne View Home abuse victims have spoken outside Bristol Crown Court.
They have paid tribute to the police and the BBC for exposing the abuse:
Six care workers have received the following jail sentences after they admitted abusing patients at Winterbourne View private hospital.
- Wayne Rogers, two years
- Alison Dove, 20 months
- Graham Doyle, 20 months
- Holly Draper, 12 months
- Sookalingum Appoo, six months
- Kelvin Fore, six months
They will serve half their sentence before being released on licence.
The six Winterbourne View workers that have been jailed will serve half their sentence before being released on licence, a judge has ruled.