This fact sheet explains how 911 Good Samaritan laws can save lives. These laws protect people from arrest and prosecution for drug possession when they call 911 to report an overdose.
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Overview One solution to reducing the number of people swept into the criminal justice system for drug law violations is to enact various forms of decriminalization of drug use and possession. Decriminalization is the… Read More
Need-to-know facts about women, prison and the drug war.
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List of states with 911 Good Samaritan laws and/or naloxone access policies in place.
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