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Thanks to state, jail is stuffed - Stockton Record

Thanks to state, jail is stuffed - Stockton Record | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Thanks to state, jail is stuffedStockton RecordMany of them are there because realignment law has added about 400 more inmates to the jail population who otherwise would have been in state prison.
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High enhancer, downer, withdrawal helper: Multifunctional nonmedical benzodiazepine use among young adult opioid users in New York City. - PubMed - NCBI

High enhancer, downer, withdrawal helper: Multifunctional nonmedical benzodiazepine use among young adult opioid users in New York City. - PubMed - NCBI | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Int J Drug Policy. 2017 May 31;46:17-27. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.05.016. [Epub ahead of print]
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Groundbreaking Vancouver AIDS clinic turns attention to opioid crisis

Groundbreaking Vancouver AIDS clinic turns attention to opioid crisis | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Foundation, among the first to offer supervised-injection services, wants to add injectable opiates to its day-health program
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Neurobiological Differences Linked to Impulsive-Antisocial Traits - Medical News Bulletin

Neurobiological Differences Linked to Impulsive-Antisocial Traits - Medical News Bulletin | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Psychopathy is a mental health disorder characterized by antisocial behavior, impulsivity, and diminished ability to express emotions such as empathy, shame, and guilt. A recent study found differences in prefrontal cortex structure and function among prison inmates with high levels of impulsive-antisocial traits.
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Physical pain is common and associated with nonmedical prescription opioid use among people who inject drugs

Physical pain is common and associated with nonmedical prescription opioid use among people who inject drugs | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
People who inject drugs (PWID) often have poor health and lack access to health care. The aim of this study was to examine whether PWID engage in self-treatment through nonmedical prescription opioid use (NMPOU). We describe the prevalence and feature
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Educational Expert Discusses Disparities and ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ - AdvocacyDenver

Educational Expert Discusses Disparities and ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ - AdvocacyDenver | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
An Interview with Catherine Strode Dr. David Houchins is recognized as one of the country’s leading researchers in juvenile justice reform and academic strategies for at-risk youth. He was recently a featured speaker at a local conference addressing the ‘school to prison’ pipeline, defined by the American Civil Liberties Union as practices that drive kids …
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Out of Prison Means Out of Work - Reason.com

Out of Prison Means Out of Work - Reason.com | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
One of the biggest and most important challenges facing the estimated 600,000 Americans who will be released from prison this year is the prospect of
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Prison rehabilitation ‘made pedophiles & rapists more dangerous’ – report

Prison rehabilitation ‘made pedophiles & rapists more dangerous’ – report | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A prison treatment program designed to rehabilitate rapists and pedophiles has instead made offenders “more dangerous” and was axed, it has been revealed.
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Nevada takes measured steps forward on criminal justice reform

Nevada takes measured steps forward on criminal justice reform | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The state is moving forward with what one lawmaker called a more holistic approach to criminal justice, but has held off on shortening certain sentences
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Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - Drug Use, Dependence, and Abuse Among State Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2007-2009

Presents prevalence estimates of drug use, substance use disorders, and participation in drug treatment programs among state prisoners and sentenced jail inmates, including trends in drug use over tim
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Safe injections centers are not opium dens

Safe injections centers are not opium dens | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The opioid crisis calls for treating people at all stages: treating addicts ready to kick and keeping alive those who aren't.
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Covering America’s ‘testing ground’ for responses to drug use, HIV risk

Covering America’s ‘testing ground’ for responses to drug use, HIV risk | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it

CJR recently invited contributions from journalists whose work focuses on the healthcare challenges specific to their communities. We asked each reporter the same question: “As the nation anticipates passage of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, what are the health stories that are most urgent for journalists to tell in your region?” As the Senate moves […]


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Similarity and Difference in Drug Addiction Process Between Heroin- and Methamphetamine-Dependent Users. - PubMed - NCBI

Similarity and Difference in Drug Addiction Process Between Heroin- and Methamphetamine-Dependent Users. - PubMed - NCBI | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Mar 21;52(4):459-467. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2016.1245331. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
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Gender differences in discharge dispositions of emergency department visits involving drug misuse and abuse—2004-2011

Gender differences in discharge dispositions of emergency department visits involving drug misuse and abuse—2004-2011 | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Drug use-related visits to the emergency department (ED) can undermine discharge planning and lead to recurrent use of acute services. Yet, little is known about where patients go post discharge. We explored trends in discharge dispositions of drug-involve
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At-home detox urged to save lives of addicts in withdrawal - The Buffalo News

At-home detox urged to save lives of addicts in withdrawal - The Buffalo News | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
With opiate withdrawal not viewed as enough of a medical reason on its own to justify a hospital stay, some now say home might be the best place to begin detoxi…
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Pain, alcohol use disorders and risky patterns of drinking among people with chronic non-cancer pain receiving long-term opioid therapy. - PubMed - NCBI

Pain, alcohol use disorders and risky patterns of drinking among people with chronic non-cancer pain receiving long-term opioid therapy. - PubMed - NCBI | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 May 1;162:79-87. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.02.048. Epub 2016 Mar 19. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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FACIAL PROFILING: RACE, PHYSICAL APPEARANCE, AND PUNISHMENT

FACIAL PROFILING: RACE, PHYSICAL APPEARANCE, AND PUNISHMENT | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
We investigate the associations among physical appearance, threat perceptions, and criminal punishment. Psychological ideas about impression formation are integrated with criminological perspective
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Pennsylvania could save millions by shaving prison sentences, report says

Pennsylvania could save millions by shaving prison sentences, report says | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania could save millions by shaving five months off some prison sentences, report says.
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Black female prison population declines by half as white female incarceration rates soar

Black female prison population declines by half as white female incarceration rates soar | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Despite the U.S. incarceration rate having been in decline for nearly a decade, a surge in the number of white female inmates has managed to keep the number of women in prison nearly identical over that same span.
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Pennsylvania's top court just made it way harder to sentence kids to life in prison

The court ruled that there is a presumption against life sentences for juveniles - and that, in order to sentence a minor to life, prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he or she is incapable of rehabilitation.
- Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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Another 10 shocking facts about our prisons

Another 10 shocking facts about our prisons | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Prison Reform Trust's Bromley Briefing for summer 2017 reveals all that's wrong (and a couple of things that are right) with our penal system.
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Life after opioid addiction: three survivors tell how they got clean

Life after opioid addiction: three survivors tell how they got clean | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Each overcame her addiction in different ways, but their paths highlight issues with how the disease is treated
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HIV treatment as prevention among people who inject drugs - a re-evaluation of the evidence. - PubMed - NCBI

HIV treatment as prevention among people who inject drugs - a re-evaluation of the evidence. - PubMed - NCBI | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Apr 1;46(2):466-478. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyw180.
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Harm reduction as the new paradigm for health care

Harm reduction as the new paradigm for health care | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
In medicine, the concept of “First, do no harm” is often unattainable. A better approach would be "Help others with as little harm as possible."
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