Features by Alisa Roth

Because the Cook County Jail in Chicago has become a de facto psychiatric hospital, recognizing and managing mental health issues among inmates has become an important part of training at the corrections officers training academy.

Officer training for mental health in short supply

A large number of inmates have a serious mental illnesses.
Posted In: mental health, jail, criminal justice
Veteran Erik Castro is enrolled in the Orange County veterans court, getting help for his PTSD and his substance abuse through the VA. He's a stay at home dad with three kids, ages 9 months to 6 years.

Offering treatment, not punishment, to veterans

Ex-soldiers with mental illness and addictions find help in alternative courts.
Posted In: PTSD, mental illness, veterans

Keeping mental health patients stable and out of jail

Support teams are doing so by helping with substance abuse.
Posted In: mental illness, criminal justice, health care

In prison and getting an education

The Bard Prison Initiative offers higher education to inmates.
Posted In: prison

Oman: 15 percent unemployment, but jobs are open

The minimum wage isn't high enough to attract unemployed locals.
Posted In: oman, Oil

My time in 'Little Aleppo'

In "Little Aleppo" there is a spirit of neighborliness between Turks and Syrians.
Posted In: turkey, syria

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

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.
Posted In: syria, turkey, refugee, refugees

Turkey tries to accommodate its new Syrian residents

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.
Posted In: turkey, syria

Occupy Wall Street protesters react

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.
Posted In: Wall Street

JP Morgan Chase reports quarterly earnings

Earnings from Wall Street banks are beginning to trickle in, with JP Morgan the first to report. But are all banks created equal?
Posted In: Banks


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