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Overdose Deaths In California Prisons Up 160% In Four Years

News | June 24, 2019

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Overdose deaths in California’s 36 correctional facilities increased by 160%, from 15 deaths in 2014 to 39 deaths in 2017. Emergency department visits and admissions for drug overdose increased 54% during this time, from about 310 in 2014 to about 500 in 2017. The number of persons in California correctional facilities decreased by 4%, from 135,484…

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