Since Right to Vote in 2006, Over 6,000 Formerly Disenfranchised Rhode Islanders Have Registered to Vote.
January 6, 2010 - 3:42pm

R.I. Change on Voting Rights for Ex-Convicts Wins Praise
By John Hill, Projo

July 30: PROVIDENCE — On Election Night in 2006, Marc Maurer was interested in the results from Kansas because he had a sister-in-law running for office out there, but the returns he checked every 10 minutes were out of Rhode Island.

Prisons Lack Heroin Addiction Treatment Despite Proven Benefits
December 23, 2009 - 5:01pm

Pharmacological treatment of opiate dependence is a proven intervention, is cost-effective and reduces drug-related disease and reincarceration rates, yet it remains underutilized in U.S. prison systems

Research from Brown University, the Miriam Hospital and their affiliated Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights has determined that just more than half of all federal and state prison systems offer viable heroin treatments. Details are published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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