Since the beginning of the year, Philadelphia has buried 32 murder victims. By Jeff Deeney
Jeff Deeney is a social worker and freelance writer from Philadelphia. He works with felony drug offenders in the criminal-justice system and writes about urban poverty and drug culture.
Four mentally disabled adults were found chained up and abused in a Philadelphia basement.
Kensington Avenue's ghoulish world of addiction and prostitution exists outside the law.
The angel dust of the ‘80s is back in a new form called “wet,” and teens are going crazy for it—literally. Jeff Deeney on how a drug that makes users psychotic is staging a comeback.
On a nightmarish street infested with heroin, rape, and violent crime, prostitutes keep showing up dead. Jeff Deeney visits the city's notorious neighborhood and finds hell on earth.
A major new study says giving heroin to addicts could solve the problems that methadone can't. Jeff Deeney talks to heroin users and doctors about prescription dope's potential high.
The latest pharmaceutical being sold on the street is a knock-you-out antipsychotic called Seroquel. Jeff Deeney talks to the dealers, users, and narcs in the “Suzie-Q” black market.
One month after rich suburban girl-turned-drug-trafficker Rian Thal was murdered in her luxury apartment building, Jeff Deeney goes inside Plush, the Philly hip-hop club where she was a rising star.