Locked Up Arizona: A look at the state of Arizona’s criminal justice system
By Corban Carson, KTAR
Locked Up Arizona is a documentary that has been in the works for months.
I started working on this documentary in November.
But before you listen, here are some statistics you need to know from the Arizona Department of Corrections:
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A recent federal raid of a Smoke 911 shop in Sandy Springs highlights the rise in crimes related to synthetic marijuana and bath salts, but what are these drugs?
“We started hearing about bath salts around late 2009, early 2010,” said Detective Joseph Lane, with the Sandy Springs Police Special Investigations Unit. “It really was the new kind of designer drug. Not many people knew what it would do to you.”
According to DrugFree.org, bath salts are a synthetic compound of a…Continue
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A Brief Outline of Drug Policies in the United States
DRUG LAWS PRE-1960S
1914 – The Harrison Act restricts the sale of heroin and cocaine – both legal at the time – and establishes a legal framework for federal intervention on drug policy.
1919 – Alcohol prohibition is enacted as the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. The failure of Prohibition led to its repeal in 1933 – the only Constitutional Amendment ever repealed by the States.
1937 – After…Continue
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(CNN) -- "Have you heard of molly?" the girl next to me asked. She was swaying from side to side, bobbing her head to the bass vibrating throughout the sold-out venue.
The room around us was buzzing with anticipation. Music was blasting. People were dancing and laughing and…
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TAMPA (FOX 13) -
Have you met "Molly?" She's a hit at the clubs, and she's popular on the concert scene -- but this is no cute girl.
"Molly" is a drug, and moms and dads should know about it because chances are, your kids already do.
If you hear your teens say they're hanging out with "Molly," or you see it pop up on a Facebook posting, that's a red flag.
Molly started in the underground rave scene, but now is wildly popular with more mainstream teenagers and…Continue
It’s a new twist on an old drug and it’s becoming increasingly more popular among teens in Arizona.
The drug is called “Butane Hash Oil” or BHO.
On the street it goes by many names including shatter, wax, ear wax, honey oil, amber or dabbing.
Dabbing because you only need a dab.
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Krokodil first surfaced in Russia several years ago, where users discovered the drug was much cheaper than heroin and could easily be cooked in a kitchen by combining codeine with gasoline, oil, alcohol or paint thinner. An opiate that's chemically related to morphine and heroin, krokodil earned its name in two ways: Addicts develop dark, scaly lesions on their skin, and the drug tends to eat its victims alive, like a crocodile. And now, krokodil has arrived in the…Continue
JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS... IT'S NOT WORTH IT...
Cocaine cut with the veterinary drug levamisole could be the culprit in a flurry of flesh-eating disease in New York and Los Angeles.
The drug, used to deworm cattle, pigs and sheep, can rot the skin off noses, ears and cheeks. And over 80 percent of the country's coke supply contains it.
"It's probably quite a big problem, and we just don't know yet how big…Continue
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by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
Posted: 04/06/2014 8:48 am EDT Updated: 04/06/2014 10:59 am EDT
In and around Cleveland, heroin-related overdoses killed 195 people last year, shattering the previous record. Some Ohio police chiefs say heroin is easier for kids to get…
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COPIED FROM FLEX YOUR RIGHTS
Don’t be intimidated by police at your door. These rules will help protect your rights and improve your odds of avoiding a home search.
No Warrant, No Search!
The Supreme Court has ruled that the home is entitled to maximum search protection. Even if they have probable cause to believe something illegal is going on inside your home, the 4th Amendment requires police to get a signed…
The drug, U-47700, is a synthetic opioid analgesic eight times more powerful than morphine. It causes sedation and respiratory depression, which can be fatal. The shipments usually come from overseas, particularly China. It is sold in vials or plastic baggies that are labeled “Not for Human Consumption” or “For Research Purposes Only.”
It has been known to be sold as "oxycodone" on the streets. The synthetic opioid U-47700 has largely been limited to laboratories in the last several…Continue
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TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT DRUGS. ONLY ONE CAN KILL THEM. It may look like candy!! The "Death pill," fentanyl is disguised as other drugs and linked to the spike in US overdoses. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times as powerful as morphine, and often users of Xanax and other pills don’t know they’re taking it. Users can purchase fentanyl nasal sprays, geltabs, and even U-47700 – a research opiate – in the form of Pez candies.…Continue
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To improve your Leadership skills, ask yourself these 6 questions daily:
1. Did I work toward my goals today?
2.What bad habits do I need to stop?
3. What motivated me today?
4. Have I been the kind of person I want to be?
5. What mistakes did I make today, and what can I learn from them?
6. What am I grateful for today?
Aren’t those powerful? Leadership is a constant adjusting and adapting to what is happening and going on always with your eyes on your…
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Change could be hard for some of us that get out of prison. I been out 6 years and 1 month and I still make myself some mix (prison food mix), I still have the habit of the courtesy flush, I still got respects for other as long as they respect me, prison made me a better man. I got 4 felonies and about 60 misdemeanors and I been working for COPE Community Services as a Peer Support Specialist, I have walked in and walked out of Federal Prisons here in Tucson AZ. for the purpose of showing…Continue
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The streets don't love you back intervention program is now available, free classes starting may 15,2015 for 5 weeks at the city of refuge every Friday from 12 noon-1pm tell your probation officer about our program..contact me for more information at email@example.com …
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The streets don't love you back Drugs/Alcohol intervention program is now available, free classes starting may 15,2015 for 5 weeks at the city of refuge every Friday from 12 noon-1pm tell your probation officer about our program..contact me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org …Continue
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