Intersections + Injustice

How to Unite the Psychedelic and Harm Reduction Movements?

“Who here is a drug user?” asked Maurice Byrd, co-director of the Harm Reduction Therapy Center (HRTC) in San Francisco…

October 3, 2023

Trans Health Care, Medicaid and the Shortfalls of Prison Re-Entry Services

For about three weeks, I'd been communicating smoothly with the clinic where I'm scheduled to undergo breast augmentation surgery and…

September 25, 2023

As a Trans Woman, Sex Offender Laws Make Re-Entry a Test I’m Meant to Fail

[Read Part 1 of this story here.] For the first 30 minutes of the drive to my release address on…

September 19, 2023

Leaving Prison After 13 Years, and the Preparations I Made to Get Here

On September 13, I got up at 4 am and took a shower. I fiddled with my belongings, which had…

September 18, 2023

St. Louis Shelters Plan Would Circumvent NIMBY Opposition

St. Louis, Missouri, is advancing a plan to get more shelters built for unhoused people by circumventing potential opposition from…

September 14, 2023

Youth Suicide Prevention and Zero-Tolerance School Policies

A phone call from an old friend saved my life. When he asked if I was ok, I told him…

September 12, 2023

Re-Entry Isn’t the Same as Recovery, No Matter What SAMHSA Thinks

A decade ago, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration determined that having two separate definitions of recovery—one for…

September 11, 2023

Sex Offender Registry Reform Is a Harm Reduction Issue

In the United States, anyone convicted of a sex offense is punished with two criminal sentences. The first is the…

September 7, 2023

Judge Keeps NJ Immigrant Detention Center Open, as Fight Continues

New Jersey’s last immigrant detention center, in the city of Elizabeth, will remain open after a judge’s decision. First activists,…

August 31, 2023

US Overdose Database Unveiled, With a Rare View From the County Level

A first-of-its-kind tracker from the San Francisco Chronicle organizes United States drug overdose death data into a unified, searchable database.…

August 23, 2023