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October 31, 2021

Naloxone in Correctional Facilities for the Prevention of Opioid Overdose Deaths

Correctional facilities can play an important role in preventing overdose deaths. Research has shown that opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution programs in prisons and jails reduce mortality. This report provides an overview of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care's stance on using naloxone in the correctional system.

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