Unregulated sober houses are a vital resource
February 8, 2010 - 4:55pm

Projo: Sunday, February 7, 2010

By Tom Mooney Journal Staff Writer


Tami Jarvis, 35, a recovering heroin addict, has lived at Miracle House since October. “I want to get my life back,” she says.

 The Providence Journal / Bob Thayer

Late day sunlight streams into the house that serves as Tami Jarvis’s oasis, when her cell phone starts ringing.

Projo: Measure would ease marijuana penalties
February 4, 2010 - 2:50pm

By Katherine Gregg

Journal State House Bureau

Nick Horton is a member of the Special Senate Commission studying the decriminalization of marijuana.

The Providence Journal / Connie Grosch

Duo Pushes Rhode Island to Decriminalize Pot
February 3, 2010 - 4:04pm

Originally published in the Wall Street Journal.

When Numbers Lie: Prisoners of the Census in New York
February 2, 2010 - 12:08pm

Michelle Chen

Originally posted on RaceWire

Expungement for Prostitution Charges Now Possible After One Year
January 27, 2010 - 3:37pm

by Annelise Grimm

In November 2009, Rhode Island legislators passed a law making prostitution illegal regardless of where it takes place.  First-time offenders are now subject to a misdemeanor and up to six months in prison, or a fine of between $250 and $1,000, or both.

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