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Bernalillo County jail allowing methadone for opioid addicts

KOB.com Web Staff
November 22, 2017 07:04 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Metropolitan Detention Center will now allow inmates with opioid addictions to start a methadone program.

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Only 1 percent of jails or prisons across the country offer such a program. Officials say studies show treatment programs help decrease crime.

They claim there was a 64 percent decrease in arrests among former inmates and a 50-percent drop in the number of people earning a living through crime.

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