Drugs & Crime
The Tragic Story of Rick Turner's Descent into Meth, Prison, and Death
He barely missed out on recent criminal justice reforms. Then his situation behind bars took a terrifying turn.
A Woman Faces Life in Prison for Sharing Drugs in Jail
A 22-year-old woman overdosed and died in jail. A 24-year-old faces first-degree murder charges. Did the system fail them both?
Louisiana Is Trying to Fix Its Uniquely Terrible Justice System
Tough-talking lawmen aren't high on the idea, but the high cost of being the world capital of mass incarceration could force actual change.
The Sordid Ways Death-Penalty States Obtain Execution Drugs
Executions have been hindered by an unlikely obstacle: the moral compass of the pharmaceutical industry.
When Someone You Love Dies in Police Custody and They Blame 'Excited Delirium'
Many cops are taught that some people lose it, gain superhuman strength, and die. But is the condition real?