Filter Magazine: Denial of Methadone Devastates Incarcerated People: What Hope?

“Rosie Russo, MSW, a social worker with the criminal defense practice of the Bronx Defenders, advocates for clients to receive methadone through the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, which provides healthcare at Rikers.

But that doesn’t work for some clients, who get transported upstate where there is no treatment. ‘If we have a client who is dependent on opioids and gets arrested on felony charges, that’s a big obstacle,’ she said.”

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