Christopher Moraff Christopher Moraff

    DISPATCHES is Christopher Moraff’s weekly column for Filter, featuring analysis and beat reporting. Christopher has spent over a decade reporting on the intersection of policing, criminal justice and civil liberties. His immersion reporting from Kensington, Philadelphia, has earned him a reputation as an expert on injection drug culture and the fentanyl crisis. His work has appeared in publications including the Daily Beast, the Washington Post and Al Jazeera America. He is co-host of the podcast Narcotica, and curator of the stock photo site StashHouse.org.

    Why Crystal Meth Has Made a Big Comeback in Philadelphia

    Meth! Meth, crystal. Who wants meth?” shouted a middle-aged man in a parka earlier ...

    How a Kratom Ban Will Create Health Risks and Suffering—and Fuel Terrorism

    In recent weeks Washington has been stepping up its efforts to delegitimize kratom—and a ...

    Meet America’s New Most Reform-Minded DA: A Q&A With Rachael Rollins

    In the mid-1990s, Joseph P. Overton—a senior vice president at the Mackinac Center for ...

    Trump’s New Opioid Package Is Gift-Wrapped for Indivior—At What Cost?

    [Christopher Moraff pens the DISPATCHES column for Filter.] On October 24, President Donald Trump signed ...

    Pennsylvania DOC to Pilot Injectable Buprenorphine for Detoxing Prisoners

    The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is moving to reduce Suboxone diversion in its prisons ...

    Drug Reporters Know This Is a War―So Why Don’t We Cover It Like One?

    [This article contains graphic images of injecting drug use.] A picture may be worth ...