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'Affluenza' Teen Dodges Jail Again After Pleading Guilty To New Charges

By McCarton Ackerman

Judge Jean Boyd further angered the victims' families by again refusing to send Ethan Couch to prison. MORE  

The value of "Affluenza," Addiction and Parental Neglect As Get Out of Jail Defenses

By Maia Szalavitz

The drunk-driving teen who killed 4 walked, blaming it on "affluenza," a so-called "disease" that makes the rich unable to understand the consequences of their actions. Where does that leave addicts and the rest of us? MORE  

Animal Rights Activism in Sobriety

By Sadie Long

Fighting injustice while living by the principles of the Serenity Prayer can be a fine line to tread, I've found. MORE  

Drunk Driver Spends 22 Months in Solitary Confinement

By Nina Puro

New Mexico is ordered to pay $15.5 million to a man who wasted away in jail after a DUI. MORE  

Critical Crack Case Due in Supreme Court

By Jed Bickman

We'll soon learn whether the new, slightly fairer crack sentencing law will apply retroactively. MORE  

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