Trump Wants to Get Tough on Crime. Victims Don’t Agree.

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS August 11, 2017 Sending more people to prison, deporting illegal immigrants, cracking down on marijuana use — those are some of the things the Trump administration has said will make America safer. But what do crime victims think...

Opioid Users Are Filling Jails. Why Don’t Jails Treat Them?

Getting methadone in jail gave a Connecticut heroin user a firmer foothold in recovery. But fewer than 1 percent of jails and prisons allow it.

She’s His Rock. His Parole Officer Won’t Let Him See Her.

She’s His Rock. His Parole Officer Won’t Let Him See Her. By SHAILA DEWAN July 16, 2017 By SHAILA DEWAN July 16, 2017 HARTFORD, Conn. — During Erroll Brantley Jr.’s nearly two years in prison, his girlfriend, Katherine...

Addiction Treatment Grew Under Health Law. Now What?

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and ABBY GOODNOUGH February 10, 2017 MANCHESTER, N.H. — Chad Diaz began using heroin when he was 12. Now 36 and newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, he is on Suboxone, a substitute opioid that...