In jail and in withdrawal: Inmates face long waits for opioid therapy in OCC - BCGEU


While a nurse was taking an inmate's blood pressure at the Okanagan Correctional Centre, the inmate grabbed a dose of methadone and ran away, according to a complaint filed by the nurse.

The Western News obtained the document as part of a freedom of information request for all staff and inmate complaints about OCC's suboxone/methadone programs - often called opioid agonist therapy (OAT).

According to the complaint, staff attempted to grab onto the inmate as he ran away.

 

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