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Granting Emergency Request, Federal Court Blocks Jail from Denying Life-Sustaining Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

NEW YORK - Today, in P.G. v. Jefferson County, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York issued an order preliminarily enjoining the Jefferson County Jail from stripping plaintiff P.G. of life-sustaining medical care for opioid use disorder (OUD). The decision, the first of its k

September 7, 2021 Criminal Justice Reform Detention and Due Process Rights of Incarcerated People