Mental Health in America

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Friday's massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, has raised questions that will never be answered by the killer who killed himself.  Other issues can be addressed, including the failure of America's mental health system to help those who need it. Very few mentally ill people ever turn violent. So, why do so many end up in jail?  Also, Cerberus Capital Management sells Freedom Group, the maker of Bushmaker, and Zero Dark Thirty and torture.

Banner image: A corridor connects abandoned buildings on the grounds of the historic St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC. Once home to thousands of criminally and civilly committed mental health patients, it's now divided into a federal parcel that's home to a modern mental health facility and Department of Homeland Security offices. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters