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Treating substance use and mental health disorders in prison

You know the grim statistics. an estimated 65% of people in U.S. prisons and jails have a diagnosable substance use disorder and about 15% of men and 30% of women have mental health disorders. According to this new paper by Leo Beletsky at Northeastern University School of Law, correctional facilities’ efforts to address these conditions fall below medically-accepted standards of care. Sound like a substantive due process problem?

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