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Morning Roundup: Aug. 20, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Ryan Malone pleads no contest to DUI charge, private schools in Cleveland to start drug testing, and Saudis behead four men for smuggling drugs. MORE  

Proposed Italian Law Targeting Pro-Ana Sites Stirs Controversy

By Paul Gaita

Despite the often tragic consequences of young girls visiting pro-ana sites, opponents say criminalizing them causes more harm than good. MORE  

19-Year-Old Faces Life in Prison for Pot Brownies

By Victoria Kim

Though offered a plea deal, Jacob Lavoro could spend the rest of his life in jail if he misses so much as a meeting. MORE  

Pregnancy Criminalization Laws Shed Light on Struggle of Mothers With Addiction

By Victoria Kim

Reproductive rights, criminal justice advocates, and most medical organizations have slammed Tennessee's draconian law punishing women addicts. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 30, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Prisoners caught breaking out to get drunk and high, two men rob Chicago pharmacy for Viagra, and Texas hunter stumbles upon huge grow operation. MORE  

Tennessee Woman Charged With Assault For Using Meth While Pregnant

By Paul Gaita

Mallory Loyola is the first woman charged under the state's controversial new law. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 14, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Texas Rangers' Geovany Soto regrets pot arrest, drunk man steals friend's car and crashes into parklet, and Seattle's only pot shop runs out of weed in three days. MORE  

Louisiana Approves Legal Immunity For Overdose Witnesses

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite passing bills that impose draconian prison sentences on drug offenders, Louisiana has become the 20th state to put a Good Samaritan law on the books. MORE  

Louisiana Sets Max Sentence For Repeat Heroin Dealers to 99 Years

By Shawn Dwyer

State Republicans did an end-around to the right of Attila the Hun by proposing draconian punishment for repeat offenders. MORE  

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill That Will Send Pregnant Women to Jail For Doing Drugs

By Shawn Dwyer

With the stroke of a pen, Governor Bill Haslam makes Tennessee the first state in the union to punish drug addicted mothers with jail time. MORE  

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