Shelby Carney

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Overdosing In America

Shaunacy Ferro points to a new study that shows that since 1999, “the rise in drug deaths hasn’t been evenly spread out across the country, but has …

Is 18 Too Young To Smoke?

John Kruzel hopes other cities follow New York’s lead in banning cigarette sales to anyone under 21:<p>[T]he 18–20 set does more than just supply …

California Prison Policy Bucks National Push For Sentencing Reform

Susan Burton understands the challenges faced by people convicted of drug offenses better than many. A community organizer from Los Angeles who runs homes for women returning from prison and jail, Burton spent years behind bars for six separate charges of drug possession. “An 18-month term, a …

California Prison Reformers: Release Elderly Prisoners To Ease Overcrowded Facilities

If California releases more elderly prisoners, the state might be able to comply with a federal court order to ease overcrowding in its prisons, prison-reform advocates say. The state also could meet that requirement by releasing thousands of prisoners who have received substance-abuse counseling, …

Heroin Hits Home: The Deadly Drug Invades America's Schools

<b>By Julia Rubin</b><p>"What have I become?" 23-year-old Andrew Jones asked his mom shortly before he died. "What's happened to me?" A star high school athlete who went on to play Division I football for Missouri State University, Andrew was an honors student whom friends described as outgoing, charismatic, …

Study Drugs: Most Parents Unaware When Teens Take Stimulants Without Prescription

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer<p>Published: 05/20/2013 12:47 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Many parents are not aware that their teenage children abuse "study drugs," a new poll suggests.<p>In the poll, just 1 percent of parents said their teenage children had taken drugs such as Adderall or …

Teen could face years in prison for Facebook comment

A Texas teen faces up to eight years in prison after making a comment on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten.<p>Justin Carter, 19, says it was all a joke. According to the indictment, Carter allegedly threatened in the Facebook post "to shoot up a kindergarten, watch the blood rain down and eat …

Youth prison investigated after five inmates suffer broken bones

Teenagers sustained injuries while being restrained at Hindley young offenders' institution, leaked documents show<p>The largest youth prison in the country has been under investigation after five teenage inmates suffered broken bones while being restrained, documents leaked to the Guardian show.<p>The …

Georgia To Close Private Prison Where Youth Alleged Sexual Misconduct

The state of Georgia will close a juvenile jail where a federal report found an extremely high rate of youth alleging sexual misconduct by staff, ending a nearly 15-year contract with the facility's troubled private prison operator.<p>A spokesman for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice wrote in …