Marshall Project Originals
These Meds Prevent Overdoses. Few Federal Prisoners Are Getting Them
Three years after the First Step Act required the Bureau of Prisons to treat more people with medications for opioid addiction, only a tiny fraction are receiving them.
Treatment for Opioid Addiction, With No Strings Attached
Some doctors are abandoning the long-held belief that treating addiction is impossible without talk therapy.
A Better Way to Treat Addiction in Jail
Medications are effective, but jails are still slow to provide them.
‘Methadone Is Better Than Jail’
A conversation with Sandie Alger, former inmate and recovering heroin addict.