The Grassroots Activists Who Protected San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable—and the City—From COVID

“Unidos en Salud ‘made the pain undeniable.’ And then got to work.”

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Apr 18, 2021
Length: 14 minutes (3,600 words)

Children of the Opioid Epidemic Are Flooding Foster Homes. America Is Turning a Blind Eye.

The first casualty of America’s opioid epidemic beyond the users themselves? The American family. As mom and dad are nodding out and overdosing in record numbers, the kids are going into an under-funded foster care system struggling to handle the sheer volume of children who need food, shelter, clothing, and above all, stability.

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Jul 31, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,539 words)

Go to Jail. Die From Drug Withdrawal. Welcome to the Criminal Justice System.

Julia Lurie reports on a rising trend: death by opioid withdrawal in jail. Read about how addict shame and silence, jail short-staffing, scant medical equipment, and a general apathy toward inmates can make a deadly combination.

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Feb 5, 2017
Length: 8 minutes (2,113 words)