Alisa Roth will develop a series of radio and print stories that explore how the criminal justice system has become the de facto mental healthcare system for so many people across the country.
Roth is a radio and print reporter who has worked domestically and abroad, including recently in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, where she reported on the crisis facing refugees in those countries. Her work has been broadcast on NPR, CBS News, PRI’s The World, and Marketplace, where she spent several years reporting on issues ranging from the high cost of prison phone calls to alternatives to predatory loans.
She is also an editor at Life of the Law, a bi-weekly podcast and blog that explores the role of law in our society. Her print work has appeared in the New York Review of Books, New York Times, Business Week, and Nation. She was a Fulbright scholar, and has received grants from the International Reporting Project and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Roth received her BA from Haverford College.