February 5, 2016 By: Lowry Heussler The “opiate epidemic” seems to have caused the public and our elected officials to come around on the matter of addictive illness; fewer of them favor jail over treatment, and you don’t hear as many…
In the blink of an eye, global debates about cannabis regulation have shifted from “whether” to “how.”
It’s expensive, and it’s not rehabilitating our ever-growing number of inmates, who tend to return to the streets only to commit more crimes. Their solution? Something called “graduated re-entry.”
There is now widespread agreement that Rikers Island requires significant reform.