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Convicted Drug Users Find Freedom Through Portland’s ‘Re-Entry’ Program

By Brent McCluskey

Under court supervision, inmates are reintegrated into society through a rigorous program—if they can stick with it. MORE  

Florida Proposes Measures to Treat Mentally Ill Inmates

By Desiree Bowie

The Department of Corrections will seek to reform how prisons handle inmates suffering from mental illness. 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  

Morning Roundup: April 24, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Fourth graders busted for selling pot, father strangles son over gaming addiction, woman sold heroin from hospital bed, and playboy blames rich dad for gambling ring bust. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 14, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Jennifer Lawrence 'too drunk' to talk, firefighters battle blaze with beer, Florida proposes medical pot for seizures, and Colorado stoners steal mile marker 420. MORE  

Obama Commutes Sentences for Crack Cocaine Offenders

By Shawn Dwyer

Citing the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act, the president’s actions were part of his administration’s efforts to reduce harsh sentences and ease prison overcrowding. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 2, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Obama signs new drug law, ferry crew passes alcohol tests, breastfeeding mom busted for drinking, and Ohio helps inmates with addiction. MORE  

Could Video Chatting Lead to Drug-Free Prisons?

By Seth Ferranti

Prison officials say "virtual visitation" could curb the flow of drugs inside. But at what cost to prisoners? MORE  

Mexican Drug Cartels Recruit in US Prisons

By Seth Ferranti

Prisons have become a "job fair" for aspiring drug traffickers, an inmate tells 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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