Drugs

'Operation Clean Sweep' Arrest Reports Show Most Arrests Were For Drug Possession

'Operation Clean Sweep' Arrest Reports Show Most Arrests Were For Drug Possession

Jerome Campbell

FEATURES

Co-published with WBUR. An extensive review of Boston police reports reveals the majority of those arrested in “Operation Clean Sweep” were not charged with crimes like drug dealing, contrary to claims by city leaders and law enforcement.

The Hidden Poverty in Marijuana's Black Market

The Hidden Poverty in Marijuana's Black Market

Piper McDaniel and Talia Herman

NEWS | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Huffington Post with additional support from Capital & Main. Photography by Talia Herman. As the timber industry collapsed, one Northern California town turned to marijuana.

How Pregnancy Drug Laws Hurt Children

How Pregnancy Drug Laws Hurt Children

Maia Szalavitz

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Verge. Harsh pregnancy drug laws keep many women from seeking prenatal care, and that puts mother and baby at greater risk.

The American Opiate Epidemic

The American Opiate Epidemic

Michelle Frankfurter

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Fast Company Co.EXIST. Portsmouth, Ohio, is a small Rust Belt city ravaged by job loss and economic stagnation. Over time, prescription painkillers replaced the American Dream. When even the pills became too expensive, heroin replaced everything.

Stray Bullets

Stray Bullets

Gary Rivlin

MULTIMEDIA | FEATURE

Co-published with The Atavist, excerpted on Mother Jones. Tony Davis was 18 when he took another boy's life in a drive-by shooting. Now he's a middle-aged man worthy of redemption.

The GOP’s Drug-Testing Dragnet

The GOP’s Drug-Testing Dragnet

Isabel MacDonald

FEATURE

Co-published with The Nation. Republicans and industry profiteers are targeting high school students, welfare applicants and the unemployed.