Author: Joseph Longley, Author at ACLU of Ohio

  • 12.18.19

    Ohio’s Jails and Prisons Are Fueling Crisis-Level Opioid Overdose Deaths


    Jail Cell and Drugs

    Although Ohio is among the states hardest hit by the nationwide opioid epidemic—with the incarcerated population particularly at risk—numerous county jail authorities are failing to provide even the most basic medical care needed to blunt this ongoing crisis. This denial of treatment to people suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD) is making it far more likely that Ohioans will remain captive to this disease—and even die of a drug overdose.