Inmate at Downtown Spokane Jail dies while being transported to medical services

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs |

I have seen hundreds – yes, hundreds – of articles about an inmate who died because jail intake officials did not do their job in screening the inmate for withdrawal symptoms; I bet that is what happened here.   The Whole Article: An inmate at the Downtown Spokane County Jail died while being transported to the jail’s medical services division on Monday afternoon. According to county spokesperson Jared Webley, the inmate...

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Open Letter to our Attorney General – Legalize All Drugs – PUBLISHED on 2-9-21 AND on 2-16-21! Oregon just did.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Featured, War on Drugs |

This Letter to the Editor was PUBLISHED today, 2/9/21 on page A 6 of  our state’s largest paper, the Wilmington News Journal! And on page A 4 of The Delaware State News of 2-16-21, the second-largest paper in our state.  🙂    An Open Letter to our Attorney General 2/6/21 My friend, and a friend to anyone interested in justice, Kathy Jennings, is Delaware’s Attorney General, and she is doing a fine job. However, I have a...

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Editorial Submission – Save Your Loved Ones! – 12/17/20 – Get Narcan – kra

Posted by on Dec 17, 2020 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

  Editorial Submission – Save Your Loved Ones! – 12/17/20 In the course of the work I do, I counsel many, many addicts. All too often I console someone who has lost a friend or family member to addiction. During the pandemic, the use of drugs has increased. Addiction has skyrocketed. Overdose deaths are increasing too. This is no surprise, because the main reason why most people turn to drugs and/or alcohol is to bury/evade/escape some...

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This Addiction Treatment Works. Why Is It So Underused? – GREAT! – kra Do What WORKS! – KRA

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

There are soooooooo many programs which do NOT work, this is great news and should be expanded.  I shall write a letter to the editor encouraging that when I get time! Excerpts from the Article: Steven Kelty had been addicted to crack cocaine for 32 years when he tried a different kind of treatment last year, one so basic in concept that he was skeptical. He would come to a clinic twice a week to provide a urine sample, and if it was free of...

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ABA report captures impact of privatization of fees on the poor

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs |

My good friend and great lawyer, Steve Hampton, sent me this article.  Second only to “the war on drugs”, privatization is the worst thing to happen to our criminal justice system. Excerpts from the Article: Hefty fees for services such as drug testing and electronic monitoring are weighing down low-income people moving through the criminal justice system, according to a report by the American Bar Association. The report,...

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