Interview 5 – Alisa Roth Author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness

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Trigger warning: this podcast discusses self-harm, prisons, justice system, suicide and poor treatment of mental illness.

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It was an absolute pleasure to speak to Alisa Roth author of Insane: America’s criminal Treatment of Mental Illness. We could have talked for hours about Alisa’s book, we think this interview is fascinating but at times the conversation is graphic.

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