The Opioid Epidemic and the Justice System

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Last month, the Obama administration convened a gathering of correctional officials to emphasize the critical role of the nation's jails and prisons in addressing the spike in overdose deaths attributed to opioid narcotics.

“Everybody has a role to play in ending the opioid epidemic – including our justice system,” said Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, at the White House summit on July 17.

“We need to make sure that individuals with opioid . . .

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