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Electronic Tracking in Criminal
Justice System Expands Sharply

The number of accused and convicted criminal offenders in the United States who are monitored with ankle bracelets and other electronic tracking devices rose nearly 140 percent between 2005 and 2015. The devices monitor the movements and activities of pretrial defendants and convicted offenders on probation or parole.

What's behind the increase »
4 Substance Use Facts That Matter

Substance use disorders affect more than 20 million people in the United States. September is National Recovery Month, and we're sharing need-to-know numbers and insights that shed light on how policymakers are addressing the U.S. opioid crisis.

Required reading »
From the Pew Research Center
Print Books Still More Popular
Than E-Books

Print books remain more popular than their electronic counterparts, even though more people are reading e-books. Despite changes, one thing has remained steady: the proportion of Americans who say they've read a book—in any format—in the last 12 months.

New survey results »

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Protection Urged for Antarctic Areas
In a hopeful sign for protection of Antarctica's biodiversity, members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's World Conservation Congress voted last week to urge the designation of marine reserves in the Antarctic as well as protected areas on land.

Why it matters »
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Nurses Step in to Boost Treatment for
Opioid Addiction

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