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The Drug Issues topic covers all aspects of drugs in prison not related to contraband, including sentencing reform for drug offenders, inmate treatment programs, and lethal injection issues.

Both inmates were serving lengthy prison terms for drug trafficking in the Pacific Northwest; they will now spend an additional 11 years in prison
From a prison cell in California, federal prosecutors say a 56-year-old inmate directed an Alaska drug trafficking ring that in recent years smuggled huge quantities of fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine
One program is aimed at assessing the efficacy of long-lasting injectable opioid agonists in the ongoing treatment of inmates diagnosed with opioid use disorders
How can jails effectively address opioid use disorder (OUD), while maintaining the safety of the facility and ensuring protection of inmates’ constitutional rights?
6 people, employed by the Sacramento County Jail’s healthcare contractor, have been arrested for smuggling drugs into the jail
Emergency responders administered Narcan to the unresponsive inmates inside a Mecklenburg County Courthouse holding cell
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office asked for the ex-deputy’s bail to be increased, citing his potential flight risk due to possible ties with a Mexican drug cartel
An autopsy concluded that Stephen Todd Booker, 69, who became a published poet while serving on death row, died of acute fentanyl toxicity
Emma Coronel Aispuro served a 3-year sentence for money laundering and helping El Chapo’s 2015 tunnel escape from prison in Mexico
The German Shorthaired Pointers and their handlers will detect drugs in Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office jails and courthouse holding areas
The rare lockdown in the nation’s largest prison system, which comes during a heat wave, is happening as officials ‘confront the root causes’ of drug contraband and violence
The Drug Enforcement Administration will conduct a lengthy review process at the request of President Biden
Crocheting is part of the “healthy hobbies” program for the women living in the minimum security pre-release facility
Lexipol and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) discuss how your facility can save lives through a well-developed MOUD program.
The Belgian Malinois is trained to detect meth, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, fentanyl, suboxone and LSD