Apr 3, 2018

04/03/2018: The connection between mental illness and America’s criminal justice system

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(U.S. Edition) It was a rough day for markets yesterday, with major stock indexes like the Dow closing down almost 2 percent. We'll look at why the market is so vulnerable right now. Afterwards, we'll discuss the New York Fed's…

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How mental illness has become a ticket to jail

Apr 3, 2018
Author Alisa Roth looks at the problems in our country's criminal justice system.

(U.S. Edition) It was a rough day for markets yesterday, with major stock indexes like the Dow closing down almost 2 percent. We’ll look at why the market is so vulnerable right now. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the New York Fed’s decision to publish a new interest rate to replace the LIBOR, the London Interbank Offered Rate, the world’s most widely used benchmark for short-term interest rates. Plus: A conversation with author Alisa Roth, Marketplace’s former New York Bureau Chief, about her new book, “Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness.” 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC