The Fix: Moving Beyond Opioids: 5 Lessons for the Next Drug Crisis

As Robert Suarez, Organizational Leader of VOCAL-NY, pointed out, “Many of our lighter skinned brothers and sisters affected by opioids are starting to understand what people of color have known for a long time. We are starting to come together to say that the policies of the past will no longer be tolerated. We are building a movement.”

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SolitaryWatch: Report Reveals Brutality, Neglect, and Prolonged Solitary Confinement at Southport State Prison

Imagine row after row of cell doors that rarely open and row after row of people trapped behind those doors, in small cells, day after day. Imagine having to hold most of your conversations by shouting through your cell door at voices whose faces you cannot see; imagine trying to sleep as a cacophony of other voices continue shouting around you.

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CityLimits: City Views: Government Agencies Drop Ball Amid Three-Quarter House Failures

“When Interline abandoned the buildings, some tenants were left without functioning locks on front doors, while others experienced week-long interruptions to heat, hot water, and electricity and broken sewer pipes. And to make matters even worse, we are now all at risk of eviction. Many tenants are already in court fighting to keep a roof over their heads.”

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