By Dave Davies
July 10, 2018
By some accounts, nearly half of America's incarcerated population is
mentally ill - and journalist Alisa Roth argues that most aren't getting the
treatment they need.
Roth has visited jails in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta and a
rural women's prison in Oklahoma to assess the condition of mentally ill
prisoners. She says correctional officers are on the "front lines" of mental
health treatment - despite the fact that they lack clinical training.