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Insane (Digital Audiobook)

America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness

By Alisa Roth, Tavia Gilbert (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 24, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/9/2020)
Hardcover (4/3/2018)
MP3 CD (9/25/2018)
Compact Disc (9/25/2018)

Description

An urgent exposé of the mental health crisis in our courts, jails, and prisons.



America has made mental illness a crime. Jails in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago each house more people with mental illnesses than any hospital. As many as half of all people in America's jails and prisons have a psychiatric disorder. One in four fatal police shootings involves a person with such disorders.



In this revelatory book, journalist Alisa Roth goes deep inside the criminal justice system to show how and why it has become a warehouse where inmates are denied proper treatment, abused, and punished in ways that make them sicker.



Through intimate stories of people in the system and those trying to fix it, Roth reveals the hidden forces behind this crisis and suggests how a fairer and more humane approach might look. Insane is a galvanizing wake-up call for criminal justice reformers and anyone concerned about the plight of our most vulnerable.


About the Author

Tavia Gilbert, a six-time Audie Award nominee and multiple Earphones and Parents' Choice Award-winning producer, narrator, and writer, has appeared on stage and in film. Library Journal said of the highly acclaimed actress, "as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice." Tavia has narrated more than 250 multicast and single-voice audiobooks.