Week in Review: April 25th

This week, our nation has been engaging in self-reflection and analysis, as we consider the impacts of our programs on those whom they aim to serve, the needs of communities recently affected by natural disasters, and the meaning of recovery for survivors of crime, addiction and violence. Read more for all the news you need to know:

Houston Flood Continues, 5 People Reported Dead

Copious amounts of rain fell on parts of Houston and surrounding areas days, according to the Harris County Flood Warning System. The resulting floodwaters have reportedly led to the deaths of at least five people.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/19/474799165/houston-floods-continue-at-least-5-people-reported-dead

What Does the War on Drugs Look Like in Prison? A Report from the Marshall Project

For many of my peers, however, the whole process is a grueling battle between modesty, cultural prohibitions, general resentment, and punitive possibilities.

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/04/14/the-war-on-drugs-isn-t-even-working-in-prison#.xPxh2WZLe

Life Expectancy Drops For White Women, Increases For Black Men

White women are dying at a slightly younger age than in the past. That's according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/20/474884894/life-expectancy-drops-for-white-women-increases-for-black-men

Survivor of Columbine Shooting Finds Sobriety After Addiction

"I remember... hitting multiple low points in my life and thinking there was no way out and i just want people to know there is a way out," Eubanks says. "Change is possible, change is possible for anybody."

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/littleton/columbine-shooting-survivor-overcomes-addiction-to-painkillers-and-now-helps-others