Intersections + Injustice

New York Abolished Long-Term Solitary. Will Guards Get With the Program?

On April 1, after eight years of a determined grassroots campaign, the HALT Act (Humane Alternatives to Long Term Solitary…

May 6, 2021

Crime Rates, Prosecutors and Telling Public Reactions

When it comes to thinking about crime, there are arguably two main camps. There’s the academic camp, where professors and…

May 5, 2021

How Fear, Misinformation, Stigma Have Devastated US Pain Patients

Tamera Lynn Stewart had been taking prescribed opioids for 12 years to treat her chronic pain, following some cancer-related surgeries.…

April 28, 2021

The Supreme Court’s Abhorrent Decision to Back Life-Without-Parole for Kids

What is considered a “normal” punishment is culture—it’s where you live. In 18 states, overwhelmingly in the South, a teacher…

April 23, 2021

USPS Might Soon Exempt Some Vape Businesses From “Mail Ban”

On April 19, the United States Postal Service (USPS) offered new guidance for vape businesses ahead of a rule that…

April 19, 2021

A Year Into COVID, Prisoners Still in the Dark About Stimulus Checks

Nearly 13 months since the first coronavirus relief bill was signed and nearly three months since the inauguration of a…

April 13, 2021

Vaping Prohibitionists Host Conference to Confirm Their Own Views

On April 7, the organization Parents Against Vaping E-Cigarettes (PAVE) hosted a day-long virtual conference called “Clear the Vapor: The…

April 9, 2021

World Executions for Drug Charges Fell Sharply Amid COVID. It’s Likely Temporary.

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world last year, governments executed far fewer people for drug convictions than they did…

April 7, 2021

Exclusive: ACLU Sues NY County Over Methadone Access in Prison

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against Jefferson County in…

April 5, 2021

UK Confirms Harsher Punishment for GHB Users, After Moral Panic

The United Kingdom is moving forward with its plan to impose harsher punishments on people who use GHB—a chemical naturally…

March 31, 2021