Brief: Early Findings on Opioid Use Among Individuals with Incarceration Histories in FL, KY, PA, & TX

IJRD PDF screenshotThe Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) at Florida State University released preliminary findings on opioid use among individuals with incarceration histories in Florida, Kentucky, Texas, and Pennsylvania. Multiple interviews were conducted, with the first interview taking place during incarceration. Participants were later interviewed after release from prison at 48 hours, 3 weeks, 4 months, and 8 months post-release. These findings found that there was a 424% increase in reported opioid use by 8 months post-release.

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