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    Sessi is Filter‘s staff writer.

    Portugal’s Decriminalization of Drug Use, Explained

    In 2001, Portugal was experiencing an opioid-involved overdose crisis, similar to the one gripping ...

    Incarcerated People Push Back Against Biometric Surveillance

    Incarcerated people are subjected to pervasive surveillance. Filter recently reported on the private correctional communications company ...

    Meet the New Coalition Fighting to Decriminalize Sex Work

    Across the street from the headquarters of the New York Police Department, dozens of ...

    Why Has Amazon Limited Sales of Drug Checking Kits?

    Some harm reduction interventions, like safer consumption spaces, are criminalized. Others, like syringe exchanges, ...

    The DEA’s Cringeworthy Twitter Hashtags Exemplify Drug War Logic

    Surprisingly and unfortunately, prohibition enjoys some trendy branding. Look no further than DARE—the 1980s ...