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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  

Rand Paul Proposes Sentencing Reform Bill for Crack Cocaine

By John Lavitt

In an obvious pitch to African-Americans, the presidential contender has a long way to go in proving his proposal is no election ploy. MORE  

U.S. to Reduce Prison Sentences for Tens of Thousands of Drug Offenders

By John Lavitt

The obscure U.S. Sentencing Commission has made a decision that could trigger a sea change in how we deal with drug offenders. MORE  

Holder Seeking Reduced Sentences for Prisoners Held on Drug Charges

By McCarton Ackerman

The attorney general's latest proposal falls in line with a wider goal of pulling back on the drug war. MORE  

One Simple Way to Save Taxpayers $7B Annually

By Paul Gaita

Giving drug offenders treatment instead of prison time benefits us all. MORE  

Shorter Prison Sentences For Must Drug Offenses Could Begin In November

By McCarton Ackerman

Come November 1, sentences won't be as long for low-level drug offenders, though traffickers and violent felons will continue to serve extensive time. MORE  

Law Enforcement Groups Seek to Stop Sentencing Reform

By Paul Gaita

Despite rare bipartisan support for reducing sentences for drug offenders, a cabal of law enforcement officials are trying to stop Congress from passing common sense laws. MORE  

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Study Links Medical Marijuana With Reduced Overdose Deaths

Anti-pot advocates are angry that medical marijuana is being presented as a healthier alternative to pills.

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Kentucky Inmate Dies From Methadone-Soaked Underwear

Corey McQueary died after another inmate returned to jail with the drug-soaked contraband.

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Morning Roundup: Aug. 27, 2014

Sarah Silverman shows off vapor pen before Emmys, cocaine-stuffed tamales seized at airport, and students taught alcohol safety at pub.

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Survey Reveals Porn Is Part of Everyday Lives for Teenagers

New research shows that a majority of teens are being exposed to online pornography every day.

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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.

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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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