Jails in the U.S. have increasingly become holding cells for people suffering from mental illness despite the fact that the vast majority pose no threat to public safety. We get an update on new efforts to keep people with mental illness out of jail and into treatment.
Social critic and author William Volllmann traveled the world asking one question of the people he met who lived in poverty: Why are you poor? Some of the answers he received were expected, others were not. In the end, Vollmann doesn’t pass judgment but passes on what he discovered.
- William Vollmann journalist and author of the 2005 National Book Award winning novel, "Europe Central."
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