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More jails are adding some form of medication-assisted treatment to help inmates safely detox from opioids and stay clean behind bars and after release. But there are concerns about potential abuse of the treatment drugs, as well as worries about the efficacy of programs that jails weren’t designed for.
Federal prosecutors charged drug distributor Rochester Drug Cooperative and two of its former executives with illegally shipping prescription painkillers and defrauding the federal government. One of the defendants says federal officials framed him.
The notion of voting rights for those still in prison has opened up Sen. Bernie Sanders and other Democratic candidates to attacks from Republicans painting them as soft on criminals. The Republican National Committee already blasted the Vermont senator.
At least 14 states now have laws allowing “extreme risk protection orders” that allow authorities to seize guns from people deemed to be an immediate threat. States’ use of the orders vary, and a few studies have suggested that they are effective.
Two clinics were operated by individuals who had been convicted of Medicare fraud. One clinic operator maintained that his 25-year-old conviction should not “affect anybody’s feeling of my integrity today.”
A bipartisan group of senators and several criminal justice groups are urging the Trump administration to drop a proposal that would require federal job applicants to disclose whether they went through a criminal diversion program. Critics say the rule would make it harder for former offenders to find work
In a memo Monday, President Trump directed officials to examine new ways to minimize the number of people overstaying their business and tourist visas as part of a renewed focus on immigration as the 2020 presidential campaign kicks into high gear.