Intersections + Injustice

New York Poised to Significantly Restrict Use of Solitary Confinement

New York is on the verge of significantly restricting its use of solitary confinement in prisons and jails. The state…

March 24, 2021

Vermont’s Dilemmas in Bid to Ban Both Flavored Vapes and Menthol Cigarettes

At a digital meeting of Vermont’s Senate Health and Welfare Committee, Tina Zuk, the government relations director at American Heart…

March 23, 2021

Extending Telehealth Bupe Past the Pandemic Wouldn’t Require Congress

Before our telehealth appointment ended one day last summer, my buprenorphine doctor asked me if going for monthly urine screens…

March 22, 2021

Will Connecticut Be the First State to Make Prison Phone Calls Free?

Connecticut holds the dismal distinction of being the state with the most expensive prison phone calls in the country. But…

March 15, 2021

Unhoused Berkeley, CA Residents Struggle for Water During Pandemic

There’s a cruel irony to lacking access to quality water as the sky pours rain, a luxury development’s fountain spews…

March 15, 2021

Report Exposes Mistreatment of Pregnant People in Federal Custody

Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and US Marshals Service (USMS) policies for the treatment of pregnant people are falling far short…

March 10, 2021

“Extreme and Detrimental”—Texas Prisons’ Crackdown on Greeting Cards

When LaToyia Walker was sent to Texas Lockhart Correctional Facility in 2017, her grandmother would scribble short notes on pre-written…

March 8, 2021

Long-Hidden NYPD Misconduct Records Now Available Online

One of the fruits of the 2020 Uprisings in New York City has belatedly arrived: Records of misconduct complaints made…

March 4, 2021

Illinois the Latest State to End Driver’s License Suspensions That Fuel Inequality

Illinois is set to become the next state to end the practice of suspending driver’s licenses over unpaid traffic violations,…

March 1, 2021

California County Eyes Mandatory Drug Treatment Bill

A newly introduced California Assembly bill would sentence people arrested on drug charges to an alternative form of incarceration: mandatory…

February 24, 2021