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Morning Roundup: Aug. 15, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Chris Kattan gets three years probation for DUI, bodybuilder Steve Orton caught smuggling drugs, and CA assembly reduces crack cocaine sentences. MORE  

Riker's Island Officers Arraigned for Smuggling Drugs Into Prison

By Bryan Le

An undercover sting operation in June busted two officers and one former officer smuggling prescription pills into Rikers Island prison. MORE  

Brooklyn Principal Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

By McCarton Ackerman

Sadie Silver, a respected 20-year veteran, shocked the community where she was born and raised. MORE  

Correctional Officers Swept Up In Rikers Island Drug Raid

By Shawn Dwyer

An “unprecedented joint, tactical search” led to the arrests of two guards and 20 inmates. More are on the way. MORE  

Need to Deliver Drugs to Prison? Use A Mini-Drone

By John Lavitt

Twenty-first century technology is changing the way dealers do business. MORE  

Drug Dogs Could Soon Sniff Prison Visitors

By Seth Ferranti

Dogs could help keep drugs out of prisons. But will they also keep friends and family out? MORE  

What Long-Term Recovery Looks Like From Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Two decades into my sentence and one decade clean, I'm embarking on a drug program with 130 other men who are close to release. No one wants to come back here. But the route to recovery is harder behind bars. MORE  

Rikers Guard Sues Over "Debasing" Strip Search

By Seth Ferranti

Strip searches are routine for prisoners, but prison guards see it as a breach of rights. MORE  

How to Deal Pot in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

ChapSticks play an important role in distributing weed behind bars, prisoners tell The Fix. MORE  

Smoking Pot in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

You have to be resourceful to light up behind bars these days. A prisoner tells The Fix how it's done. MORE  

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The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

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