Drug Defendants Who Relapse Can Be Jailed, Court Says

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously that a judge can require defendants with substance use disorders to remain drug-free as a condition of probation and send them to jail if they relapse. The case, which challenged a requirement routinely imposed by judges, has been closely watched by prosecutors, drug courts and addiction medicine specialists . . .

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