What We Are Reading Today: Waiting for an Echo by Christine Montross

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Sun, 2020-07-26 00:56

Waiting for an Echo is a riveting, rarely seen glimpse into American incarceration. 

It “is also a damning account of policies that have criminalized mental illness, shifting large numbers of people who belong in therapeutic settings into punitive ones,” said a review in goodreads.com.

Galvanized by her work in US jails, psychiatrist Christine Montross illuminates the human cost of mass incarceration and mental illness.

Montross has spent her career treating the most severely ill psychiatric patients.

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