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U.S. AG Holder Calls Drug Courts ’Top Priority’

Drug courts should be more widely available to offenders, including juveniles, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said during an address at a National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) meeting last week in Boston. The Boston Globe reported June 4 that…

JPI Says Prison Populations Can Be Safely Trimmed

A new report from the Justice Policy Institute urges states to use “innovative and evidence-based strategies” to safely and cost-effectively reduce their prison populations. JPI “found that increasing opportunities for parole and improving parole release decisions, improving parole supervision and ensuring access to support and treatment services are cost-effective means of cutting extraneous spending while maintaining public safety.”


The report is For Immediate Release: How to Safely Reduce Prison Populations and Support People Returning to Their Communities.

Community College Students Launch Anti-Smoking, ’Good Behavior’ Campaign

Students at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y., will launch a comprehensive “good behavior” campaign in the fall to discourage smoking in prohibited areas, littering, and other bad habits on campus, USA Today reported May 24. The “Create Change” program…

Some Doctors Refuse to Treat Smokers

Mindful of smoking’s negative impact on surgical outcomes and wary of liability, some doctors are refusing to operate on patients unless they quit smoking, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported May 24. Samantha Land, 42, was refused a facelift unless she…

MediCal May Stop Paying for Methadone Treatment

California’s state Medicaid program would stop paying for methadone maintenance under a plan from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that’s aimed at cutting $53 million from MediCal, the Sacramento Bee reported May 26. If the state legislature approves the plan, only pregnant…

Cops Group Defends Tobacco Industry

Something called the Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) — which claims to be “the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens united for justice” — apparently feels that Big Tobacco needs police protection from bureaucrats at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

MediCal May Stop Paying for Methadone Treatment

California's state Medicaid program would stop paying for methadone maintenance under a plan from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger aimed at cutting $53 million from MediCal.

Tobacco Co. Employee ’Fans’ Market on Facebook

Employees of British American Tobacco (BAT) are actively promoting the company’s cigarette brands by administering Facebook groups, joining groups as fans, and posting promotional materials — all violations of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control — according…

All Asian-Americans Not Equal When it Comes to Alcohol and Other Drug Use

In general, alcohol and other drug use is lower among Asians than most other ethnic groups in the U.S. But there are some strong differences in drinking and drug use among various Asian-American communities, a new report finds. Binge drinking…

Teens May Be More Sensitive to Dopamine Release, Study Suggests

A small research study indicates that the teenagers may experience the release of the brain’s pleasure-and-reward chemical dopamine more acutely than children or adults, the Australian Associated Press reported May 17. Researchers said the findings could help explain why teens…

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