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What Long-Term Recovery Looks Like From Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Two decades into my sentence and one decade clean, I'm embarking on a drug program with 130 other men who are close to release. No one wants to come back here. But the route to recovery is harder behind bars. MORE  

Film Explores Issues Faced by Female Prisoners

By Sarah Beller

The subjects of the documentary were victims before they became offenders, the director tells The Fix. MORE  

Addicts Get Payouts for Kicking Drugs in Prison

By McCarton Ackerman

The British government coughs up big bucks to prisoners who had to go cold turkey. MORE  

Outcry Over Jail's Plan to Cut Methadone Program

By McCarton Ackerman

The New Mexico facility says the treatment is too expensive, but inmates and advocates call it a lifesaver. MORE  

Addicted Prisoners Wait Years for Treatment

By Seth Ferranti

The waiting list for addiction treatment in federal prisons is 51,000 long, a report reveals. The Fix speaks with some of those affected. MORE  

Drug Treatment In Prison: Aftercare

By Seth Ferranti

Some prisoners who graduate from drug treatment programs worry that they're not being prepared for life on the outside, they tell The Fix. MORE  

Drug Treatment in Prison: Moving on Out

By Seth Ferranti

The RDAP program aims high to prep prisoners for release—like teaching how to tie a tie. But some tell The Fix they find it "condescending." MORE  

Drug Treatment in Prison: Core Treatment

By Seth Ferranti

Prisoners tell The Fix that Phase II of RDAP covers communication and self-analysis: are you a dominator, neglector or manipulator?  MORE  

Drug Treatment in Prison: A Harsh Regime

By Seth Ferranti

The Residential Drug Abuse Program demands exacting standards of behavior, prisoners tell The Fix. MORE  

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