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
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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
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
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
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