Lucia Geng

Lucia is Filter’s editorial fellow.

Illinois Moves to End Cash Bail, Reform Pretrial Procedures

A landmark criminal justice reform bill in Illinois will not only end cash bail within the state, but overhaul its…

March 2, 2021

California County Eyes Mandatory Drug Treatment Bill

A newly introduced California Assembly bill would sentence people arrested on drug charges to an alternative form of incarceration: mandatory…

February 24, 2021

The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty in the US

In July 2020, the federal government shocked activists and advocate by resurrecting the death penalty. After 17 years without federal…

February 22, 2021

What Could Cannabis Reparations Look Like In DC?

Nothing short of a reparative approach to recreational cannabis policy in the District of Columbia will sufficiently address the harm…

February 18, 2021

Telehealth Services Are Expanding OUD Medication Access—For Some

Amid the pandemic, regulatory changes around buprenorphine access are making it easier for some people with opioid use disorder (OUD)…

February 9, 2021

Ohio Students Launch Harm Reduction and “Bad Batch” Alerts App

A student-led nonprofit in Columbus, Ohio, has created a smartphone app that helps community members report "bad batches" of drugs…

January 28, 2021

What Harm Reductionists Want From Biden’s “Drug Czar”

On January 20, the Biden administration announced Regina LaBelle as acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.…

January 26, 2021

Coalition Demands Extra $15 Billion in Harm Reduction Funding From Biden Admin

A coalition of over 60 harm reduction organizations is calling for the Biden administration to increase federal funding to harm…

January 20, 2021

Pharmacists May Be Key to Expanding Bupe Access, NIDA Pilot Shows

Collaboration between physicians and pharmacists may boost patients’ satisfaction with, and adherence to, buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD),…

January 13, 2021

What Is Raphael Warnock’s Record on Drug Policy and Harm Reduction?

On January 5, the state of Georgia elected Rev. Raphael Warnock in one of two US Senate races that handed…

January 8, 2021