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ACLU: Settlement allows inmate to get opioid addiction drug


September 12, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas and Missouri affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union say they have reached a settlement with the Federal Bureau of Prisons which allows an inmate to receive a drug used to treat his opioid addiction.

The ACLU said in a news release Wednesday that the settlement allows the federal prison in Leavenworth to give inmate Leaman Crews a drug used to keep life-threatening withdrawal symptoms at bay.

A federal lawsuit filed on his behalf last week sought to compel prison officials to treat his addiction with buprenorphine.

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