N.H. To Expand Medical Treatment For Addicts in Prison
Jails in New Hampshire will expand their use of medicine to assist inmates who are attempting to overcome opioid and alcohol use disorders.
The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announced Monday that its health care team has started the expansion at Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin. The department says residents of the facility were screened on June 6 for whether they were eligible for the program.
The department says 23 residents met criteria and are now enrolled. It says more clinics will be rolled out at other sites.
A State Opioid Response grant from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is providing most of the funding for the treatment.