One of the most horrific—and least acknowledged–effects of mass incarceration is the epidemic of mental illness in our jails and prisons. On November 13, 2018, Alisa Roth, journalist and author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, will explain how this happened—and how we can fix it. Montgomery County Maryland’s State’s Attorney, John McCarthy, will discuss how mental health courts have improved public safety, prevented inappropriate incarceration, and transformed lives.

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Author: National Institute of Mental Health