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Morning Roundup: Nov. 21, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Sharon Stone 'devastated' after nephew's overdose death, drunk man arrested driving stolen bulldozer, and U.S. sanctions Colombia soccer team over drug ties. MORE  

How to get High in Prison Redux

By Seth Ferranti

Because there is always another way to get high, inside or out. MORE  

Florida’s Marchman Act: Why Involuntary Commitment Works

By Jessica Zimmer

Mandating addicts to treatment often prevents later incarceration. MORE  

UK Study Finds Punitive Drug Laws Don't Reduce Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite new evidence, the government has no intention to decriminalize drugs. MORE  

Women Prisoners Are the Unspoken Casualties of the War on Drugs

By Paul Gaita

The United States has a third of the world's incarcerated women behind bars. MORE  

Finally Free: Sobriety After 21 Years in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Longtime Fix columnist Seth Ferranti is out of prison and writing from a halfway house. MORE  

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  

California's Fair Sentencing Act Makes All Crack Crimes Equal

By McCarton Ackerman

California has put into law a bill that will equalize sentences for crack and powder cocaine offenders. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Sept. 19, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Australian police seize Batman ecstasy in drug raids, DUI suspect threatens to join ISIS, and man high on PCP hides in kindergarten bathroom. MORE  

The Continuing Adventures of Joe Sober—Freedom!

By Joe Sober

My name is Joseph and I am still more sober than you. MORE  

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