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Florida has a shortage of corrections officers for state prisons

Aug 29, 2016
Turnover in the department last year was 22 percent.
Signs posted around the perimeter of the Dade and Homestead prisons in south Florida advertise immediate openings for correctional officers. The state, like most, has a severe shortage of officers, leaving officers and inmates at risk.
Alisa Roth

Officer training for mental health in short supply

Jun 30, 2015
A large number of inmates have a serious mental illnesses.

Offering treatment, not punishment, to veterans

Jun 3, 2015
Ex-soldiers with mental illness and addictions find help in alternative courts.

Keeping mental health patients stable and out of jail

Jun 2, 2015
Support teams are doing so by helping with substance abuse.

In prison and getting an education

May 26, 2014
The Bard Prison Initiative offers higher education to inmates.

Oman: 15 percent unemployment, but jobs are open

Apr 16, 2014
The minimum wage isn't high enough to attract unemployed locals.

My time in 'Little Aleppo'

Aug 12, 2013
In "Little Aleppo" there is a spirit of neighborliness between Turks and Syrians.

Turkey's Syrian refugees try to adapt to their new home

Aug 12, 2013
About half a million Syrians have fled their country's violent conflict and settled in Turkey. Many are grateful to be taken in but also fearful about being kicked out.

Turkey tries to accommodate its new Syrian residents

Aug 12, 2013
Turkey has welcomed half a million Syrian refugees, but some Turks fear the newcomers may be putting a strain on Turkey's infrastructure and economy.

Occupy Wall Street protesters react

Oct 14, 2011
Marketplace's Alisa Roth has reactions from the protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park after a potential crisis for Occupy Wall Street was averted.