Intersections + Injustice

Oklahoma Reservation Ruling Is an Opening for Harm Reduction

Hardline Oklahoma prosecutors have received bad news about their capacity to force people who use drugs into “therapeutic” courts. That…

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“The Civil Death Penalty”—My Motherhood Is Legally Terminated

It’s afternoon on the Monday after the Fourth of July. My daughters, ages five and six, sit perched on the…

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Kentucky Challenge to “Casey’s Law” Strikes Against Involuntary Commitment

One of the nation’s oldest involuntary commitment laws designed specifically to target people who use drugs is facing a court…

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St. Louis Is a Big Step Closer to Closing the Workhouse

In St. Louis, Missouri—arguably the birthplace of the modern movement for Black lives—a city lawmaker has introduced a bill to…

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Despite Voting Rights Reform, Many People With Felonies Excluded From NJ Primary

New Jersey held primary elections on July 7, including hotly contested Congressional races for seats held by Jeff Van Drew…

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Dozens of Countries Exclude People on Drug Charges From COVID-19 Decarceration

Prisons are nearly universally recognized as petri dishes for the coronavirus. In an attempt to slow the spread, some countries…

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Scrutinizing the Foster System’s Relationship With the War on Drugs

So many aspects of the racist War on Drugs—stop-and-frisk, mandatory minimum sentencing for crack cocaine, drug courts, to name just…

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Canada Has Its Own Racist Structures to Dismantle

The focus of the world’s media can make it seem like racism and the “War on Drugs” are primarily United…

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NYC Fails to #DefundNYPD—But Activists Are Just Getting Started

Although the battle to defund the police in New York City was set back by the June 30 approval of…

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DA Felt It Unnecessary to Inform Public of a Virus-Infected Prosecutor in Court

Stephen Wagstaffe, the district attorney of San Mateo County, California, said in 2014 that he has never made a decision…

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