The Pursuit Podcast: Mental Illness behind Bars

libertarianism.orgWhen left untreated, individuals with severe mental illness can occasionally end up in jail for minor charges. The system is cyclical, recidivism rates are high, and law enforcement acts not only as judge and jury, but also as caretaker. The mental health crisis in this country is severe, and government only exacerbates the problem. This podcast from the Cato Institute and libertarianism.org features a conversation between host Tess Terrible and experts Alisa Roth, Justin Volpe, Judge Leifman, Walter Thompson, Leah Reed, and Council of State Governments Justice Center Behavioral Health Division Director Ayesha Delany-Brumsey.