jail

Individuals Awaiting Trial Represent 77% of Jail Suicides: BJS

Nearly a fifth (19 percent) of the nation’s 1,161 state and federal prisons and a tenth (9 percent) of the 2,845 local jails recorded at least one suicide in 2019, reported the Bureau of Justice Statistics. A second BJS report found that over three-quarters of a million individuals were held in local jails in mid-2019.

opioids

Major Pharmacies Face First Federal Trial in Opioid Epidemic

The nation’s leading pharmaceutical chains — CVS, Walgreens, Giant Eagle, and Walmart —were in federal court Monday to face charges connected with their role in the opioid epidemic. While the case only focuses on two Ohio counties, many are looking to see how this legal precedent will turn out.