Axios on HBO

Scoop: Philly prosecutor may stop charging drug users as criminals

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, one of the most progressive district attorneys in the country, told "Axios on HBO" that he is "very close" to implementing a policy that would relax the penalties for drug possession laws.

Why it matters: This would be one of the first policies of its kind in the U.S. If it leads to more cities adopting similar policies addressing drug possession offenses with treatment instead of incarceration, it could fundamentally change the nation's approach to addiction and the war on drugs.

Coming this year: Season Two of "Axios on HBO"

Illustration: Caresse Haaser/Axios

"Axios on HBO” — a news-oriented, documentary series — is renewed for a second season with eight half-hour episodes: four this spring and four this fall.

Additionally, HBO will air four shorter, interview-driven Axios specials, designed to move with the news and drive the conversation in prime-time. This is the first-time HBO will feature shorter-length, interview-based specials.