Insane americas criminal treatment of mental illness is an urgent expos of the mental health crisis in our courts jails and prisons out now from basic books in america having a mental illness has become a crime one in four fatal police shootings involves a person with mental illness. This work details the history of the handling of the criminally insane and the treatment of inmates with a mental illness in america it is not a pretty story the criminal justice system is essentially the storage facility for mentally ill patients for the last 50 years since the disestablishment of large state mental hospitals. Insane americas criminal treatment of mental illness home books insane americas criminal treatment of mental illness by alisa roth added june 7 2018 an expose of the mental health crisis in americas courts and prisons reveals that nearly half of the nations inmates are actually afflicted by a psychiatric problem examines how inmates are denied treatment and suggests a more . In her new book insane americas criminal treatment of mental illness roth investigates the widespread incarceration of the mentally ill in the us and what she sees as impossible burdens
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