Intersections + Injustice

Urgent Needs Remain in Portland, OR, After 90-Day “Fentanyl Emergency”

State and city officials have declared the end of a 90-day “fentanyl emergency” in Portland, Oregon, and released a report…

May 7, 2024

Sex Offender Treatment Class: Four Years, $10,000 and No End in Sight

Recently, my wife and I were having a quiet dinner at home when armed officers arrived without warning. They ordered…

May 6, 2024

CoreCivic Manages Our Prison, and Tries Not to Manage Our Medical Care

Five years ago, abdominal pain drove James to the infirmary at South Central Correctional Facility, the Tennessee private prison where…

May 1, 2024

The Lifers Trapped in Georgia’s Parole Crisis Are Watching Senate Bill 586

About a decade ago, people serving life with parole in Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) prisons began to realize we…

April 25, 2024

NY Cases Underline Harms of Drug Testing During Pregnancy

Jane* didn’t think much about the Sam’s Club salad she’d eaten days before she was to give birth in March…

April 18, 2024

A Close Look at Denial of Pain Meds to People Who Use Drugs

For people who use drugs, accessing prescription pain medication when needed can be a severe challenge. A new paper digs…

April 18, 2024

TN Private Prisons Quietly Transfer Us, This Time Without Saying Why

In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) opened Trousdale Turner Correctional Center—the largest of the state's 14 prisons, and…

April 17, 2024

Psychedelic Community Divided Over Upcoming Conference in Israel

At a psychedelics conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, this July, attendees are due to hear talks on topics including “Psychedelics,…

April 15, 2024

NY County Sued for Illegally Denying Person OUD Meds in Jail

A lawsuit accuses a New York county jail of repeatedly denying a man held there his medication for opioid use…

April 12, 2024

End Discriminatory Marijuana Testing of Trucking Industry Workers

Tens of thousands of workers are leaving the commercial trucking industry because the federal government refuses to update its antiquated…

April 11, 2024