criminal injustice

UK Drug Council Knows GHB Crackdown Targets Queer People, Recommends It Anyway

Spurred by media panic around a so-called "chemsex crimewave," the United Kingdom's independent drug policy advisors are recommending that people…

November 24, 2020

Policing Associated With Higher HIV Risks Among People Who Inject Drugs

Police interactions are associated with higher HIV risks for people who inject drugs, according to new research. An analysis of…

November 24, 2020

My Husband Invented Naloxone, My Son Died of Overdose. Oregon Gives Me Hope.

On election day, voters in Oregon took a decisive and important step to stemming the tide of overdose deaths and other drug-related…

November 18, 2020

Pretrial Justice Reforms Do Not Reduce Public Safety, Report Confirms

COVID-19 has transformed the landscape of American life, from the mundane, like how people work and socialize, to the traumatic,…

November 17, 2020

My Friend Was Abducted Into Forced Addiction Treatment in Mexico

In the early days of October, Shawn* was detained by police in the city of Mexicali, the capital of Baja…

November 17, 2020

“Here to Make It Less Dangerous”—The Work of a Dark-Web Drug Seller

In today’s bifurcated illicit drug trade, it’s increasingly common for transactions to occur anonymously, online—on the 0.01 percent of the…

November 12, 2020

How the US Facilitates Philippines’ Mass Drug Prosecutions

The United States is implicated in the Philippines' violent drug war, revamped by in 2016 by President Rodrigo Duterte and…

November 10, 2020

DEA Pursues Vast Expansion of Patient Surveillance

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is looking to expand its anti-diversion surveillance infrastructure by being able to search and analyze…

November 9, 2020

Mixed Outcomes in Two Big Prosecutor Races, But Reform Gains Nationwide

Two things uppermost in voters’ minds this week were the COVID-19 pandemic and police violence in America. The restrictions of…

November 5, 2020

Voters Approve All Seven Marijuana-Legalization Initiatives Across Five States

In a night without an immediate clear winner for the White House, we are certain of this: Marijuana legalization triumphed…

November 4, 2020