June 19, 2019

'I will die' without it: Hamilton County jail offers addicted inmates meds behind bars

The "dope boys" hang out near the jail awaiting newly freed inmates with addiction. They'll hand you a free sample to get you back. Triggers to use drugs again – the corners where you've used, for one – are all around, and any plans for a fresh start easily evaporate.
May 25, 2019

As Opioids Fuel Growing Female Prison Population, Ohio Tries Alternative Treatment

Ohio's growing female prison population can be tied to drugs and addiction. Officials want to stop the cycle. One program helps women get at the root of their problems to help them change.
April 28, 2019

Courthouse one-stop-shop aims to ease path to sobriety for opioid addicts

In what could be the first-of-its-kind courthouse-based program in Ohio, jail inmates upon release receive their initial shot of Vivitrol, a medication that reduces cravings and blocks brain receptors from feeling opioids’ effects, in Franklin County Municipal Court.