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Spilled Crystal Meth Sickens Five and Causes Jail Shutdown

By | April 19th, 2018|meth, News, Ohio, prison, safety|

Spilled crystal meth sickens five and causes jail shutdown, authorities in Ohio have reported. The Darke County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident began on Tuesday with the arrest of Stephen A. Garner, Jr., 37. The Ohio Adult Parole Authority had requested Garner’s arrest, according to deputies. While Garner was being booked into jail and [...]

Alaska House Passes Measure To Erase Prior Marijuana Convictions

By | April 16th, 2018|Alaska, criminal justice, featured, News, prison|

This weekend, Alaska took steps to end discrimination against people charged with low-level marijuana possession. Alaska legalized marijuana back in November of 2014, but legislators had yet to address the issue of prior marijuana charges. While the federal government threatens to revamp the War on Drugs, the Alaska House passes measure to erase prior marijuana convictions. This legislation will [...]

This City Could Stop Testing Parolees For Marijuana

By | April 13th, 2018|criminal justice, featured, News, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, prison|

Four years after Philadelphia decriminalized cannabis for personal use, this city could stop testing parolees for marijuana. City Councilman Derek S. Green announced recently that he will seek hearings to explore the potential change in city policy. In 2014 the City of Philadelphia decriminalized possession and use of less than 30 grams of cannabis. Thirty grams [...]

Cynthia Nixon Plans To Improve Racial Justice By Legalizing Weed

By | April 12th, 2018|Cynthia Nixon, featured, Justice, new york, News, Politics, prison, Race, women|

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon announced last week that she’s running for governor of New York. During a private fundraiser, Nixon came out in support of recreational marijuana. Today, she clarified her stance on marijuana on Twitter. Cynthia Nixon plans to improve racial justice by legalizing weed. Here’s what we know about this [...]

British Columbia Abolishes Inhumane Solitary Confinement

By | January 25th, 2018|British Columbia, canada, criminal justice, News, prison|

The post British Columbia Abolishes Inhumane Solitary Confinement appeared first on High Times. On the heels of December’s British Columbia high court decision striking down mandatory minimum prison terms for cannabis defendants as “cruel and unusual punishment” in contravention of Canada’s constitution, the provincial court system has now just applied similar principles to use of solitary confinement. [...]

Deadly Deja Vu In New Year’s Day Prison Riot

By | January 2nd, 2018|Brazil, international, News, prison, World|

The post Deadly Deja Vu In New Year’s Day Prison Riot appeared first on High Times. For the second year in a row, Brazil has witnessed a deadly prison riot on the first day of the year. A death toll of nine has been reported from the central state of Goias. One inmate was decapitated. [...]

Ass Stash Leads To Accidental Drug Overdose

By | December 11th, 2017|Crime, drug overdose, heroin, News, prison|

The post Ass Stash Leads To Accidental Drug Overdose appeared first on High Times. When it comes to keeping illegal drugs from being discovered in jail, one of the most effective methods is stashing them up the old poop shoot. Although this might sound like a disgusting tactic to some, experienced inmates understand that this [...]

Watch A Drone Smuggle Drugs Into A UK Prison

By | November 7th, 2017|drones, Drug Smuggling, international, Laws, News, prison, UK, World|

The post Watch A Drone Smuggle Drugs Into A UK Prison appeared first on High Times. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Oh wait, it’s actually just a shitload of weed and some trap phones. Common mistake. Man Vs. Machine CCTV cameras recently captured the battle between a remote-control flying drone and a street-clothed detective [...]

An In-Depth Look At Federal Cannabis Prisoners

By | October 30th, 2017|Culture, drug policy, Laws, People, Politics, pot matters, prison, prison reform|

The post An In-Depth Look At Federal Cannabis Prisoners appeared first on High Times. How many people are federal cannabis prisoners? The government just does not keep track of exactly of what offenses landed someone in federal prison. The relevant federal agency is the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and they do not provide the public [...]

Chicago Giving Departing Inmates Overdose-Reversing Drug

By | July 31st, 2017|Chicago, drug overdose, naloxone, narcan, News, Politics, prison|

BY DON BABWIN ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago now gives at-risk inmates the overdose-reversing drug naloxone upon their release from jail and Los Angeles is poised to follow suit, putting the antidote in as many hands as possible as part of a multifaceted approach to combatting the nation’s opioid epidemic. The Cook County Jail [...]