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Editorial: New law triggers drop in inmate numbers

A law approved by this year’s Legislature appears to have made some immediate progress toward one of its goals, fending off for the time being the costly opening of a second women’s prison in the state. 42 more words


Forecast: Oregon Prison Populations to Decrease

Oregon’s prison population is expected to drop over the next three years, according to a report from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis.

Doug Harcleroad says the reason for the decrease is House Bill 3194. 18 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

A new drug problem: Linn County wrestles with relaxed law

Albany Police Lt. Jerry Drum brought a catalog of digital scales into Capt. Eric Carter’s office one morning in late July.

The two officers planned to order at least one precision scale in preparation for something they never had to do before: measure the exact amount of methamphetamine found on a suspect. 14 more words

Albany Democrat Herald

DA worries decriminalization of drug possession will cause increase in overdoses

A new state law that demotes small-scale possession of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and other illegal drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor continues to attract debate. 38 more words


Increase of drug-induced deaths in Australia

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published a study that has revealed that drug-related deaths have hit the highest rates since the 1990s. The study showed that 1,808 Australians died from drugs in 2016 alone. 252 more words

Is Australia moving forwards towards decriminalisation?

Over the years, it has become evident that Australia’s current approach towards drug issues is not effective. With increases in illicit drug consumption and a UN report exposing that Australia in the fact the country with the highest numbers of recreational drug use – it is obvious that there is need for change. 182 more words

The Abolition of Prostitution Is Part of the Societal Transformation We Must Demand and Work For

Should it be normalized or abolished? Prostitution is the subject of one of the fiercest debates of our time, because opinions about prostitution are shaped by people’s fundamental beliefs about what is right and what is possible. 3,849 more words

Human Rights