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.

Ralph Northam Is Virginia’s Democratic Nominee for Governor

By JONATHAN MARTIN June 13, 2017 ARLINGTON, Va. — Ralph Northam, Virginia’s lieutenant governor, fended off an upstart challenge to capture the Democratic nomination in the state’s race for governor on Tuesday, according to The Associated...

California Moves to Become ‘Sanctuary State,’ and Others Look to Follow

By JENNIFER MEDINA and JESS BIDGOOD April 10, 2017 A 42-year-old immigrant was on her way to church in Mendota, a small city in California’s Central Valley, one afternoon last month when the police stopped her because the tinted windows on...