Stories by Joyce A. Rivera

Joyce A. Rivera is founder and executive director of St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction; adjunct lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; steering committee member, MomsUnited to end the drug war. subscribe to Joyce A. Rivera's feed

Posted on: May 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The punishments my father, brother and sister experienced--arrest, incarceration and HIV/AIDS--for misusing a controlled substance caused a lifetime of grief for my family.