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ACLU: Kansas inmate could die without opioid-addiction meds


September 8, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas and Missouri affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons on behalf of an inmate they claim could die without a drug used to treat his opioid addiction.

After an emergency hearing Wednesday in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia will decide whether to order officials to continue the medication buprenorphine for Leaman Crews. Bureau of Prisons policy denies inmates access to that medication as a treatment for opioid use disorder.

The ACLU argued in a filing Friday that withholding medication vio...

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