Alisa Roth appears in the following:
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Of 1.2 million outstanding arrest warrants in New York City, most are for minor offenses like drinking in public. Brooklyn's district attorney is trying to clear that backlog — and clean some slates.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Many people charged with a crime can't get bail for amounts less than $1,000 a month, keeping them stuck behind bars. So who is this current system of bail really working for?
Saturday, December 13, 2014
A New York City corrections officer is on trial in federal court, charged with violating the civil rights of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who died after swallowing a packet of detergent used to clean jail cells.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
On Wednesday at 6 P.M. central, a mentally ill Texas inmate is set to be put to death in a case that tests the legal justification for applying the death penalty to the mentally ill.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Jails and prisons without air conditioning can be uncomfortable for both prisoners and guards. But for inmates with health conditions that make them heat-sensitive, hot cells can pose serious risks.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Thousands of New Yorkers get stuck behind bars for weeks, even months, because they can’t make bail of a few hundred dollars. A public defender’s office in the city came up with a novel solution.
Monday, May 05, 2014
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine held its 16th annual ceremony to bless the city's bikes and cyclists on Saturday. Some come for God's help; others are just hoping for "a little extra mojo."
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Car dealers across the country have been fighting the electric carmaker, which sells directly to consumers. Tesla argues that it needs to pitch its product differently, but what about competition?
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Thousands of people were killed last year and hundreds of thousands were injured in accidents involving distracted driving. It's now illegal to text and drive in 41 states. But drivers don't seem to be paying attention. (This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Dec. 6, 2013.)
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
In areas of the city where New Yorkers don't have easy access to broadband, it can be difficult to find a job – or even a build a resume to get started. The New York City Housing Authority is trying to help some of its residents by rolling in WiFi on wheels.