19 Aug 2021

The First Step Act

On behalf of Jasti & Khandhar   |   Firm News

The First Step Act was passed in 2018. The act required that the federal prison system provide wider access to medications for individuals suffering from opioid addiction. The goal was to salvage lives, as the weeks following release are “a particularly vulnerable time for formerly incarcerated people”.

However, only a small fraction of prisons are receiving these medications. Wisconsin in particular, solely receives Vivitrol, an opioid blocker.

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