In the push to spare convicts from prison, judges are steering some into programs that are little more than lucrative work camps for private industry.
This episode deals with the incalculable human and financial costs of America's opioid addiction epidemic. (Pictured: Hedges, right, with the best friend of a young woman who fatally overdosed.)
The journalist puts several "false assumptions" to rest regarding stories based on Edward Snowden's leaks; Alcoholics Anonymous is highly unsuccessful and overrated; meanwhile, scientists figure out what's the best diet out there. These discoveries and more after the jump.
A former counselor at James Frey's rehab clinic told Oprah's producers three months before the show that the memoir was full of B.S. | story
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