Massachusetts jails men to provide drug addiction treatment

November 2nd, 2019

PBS NewsHour Weekend
November 2, 2019
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Massachusetts is among several states using involuntary commitment to force someone into addiction treatment if they have an alcohol or substance abuse problem and pose a risk of serious harm. But it’s the only state to provide that treatment in a correctional facility, and critics say that’s no place for those battling addiction who haven’t been criminally charged. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

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