Report: Over-Jailed and Un-Treated

How the Failure to Provide Treatment for Substance Use in Prisons and Jails Fuels the Overdose Epidemic

Document Date: June 30, 2021
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This report from the American Civil Liberties Union chronicles access to medication for addiction treatment (MAT) for incarcerated people with opioid use disorder (OUD) in states around the country, with a spotlight on relevant data, legislation, litigation, and client stories. The report shares insights from the ACLU’s litigation across the country, including false claims by some prisons and jails that they offer MAT programs, despite significant shortcomings.

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