Federal Judge Rules Essex County Sheriff Must Provide Man Addiction Medication Behind BarsPlay
A federal judge has ruled that a Massachusetts jail must provide addiction medication to a man about to serve time behind bars.
Judge Denise Casper issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday saying the Essex County Sheriff must provide the man's prescribed methadone because denying it would be unconstitutional and a violation of Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Sheriff says he is now considering his next steps because judge Casper's ruling has far-ranging effects both statewide and nationally.
Jessie Rossman, ACLU staff attorney. She tweets @JessieJRossman.
Kevin Coppinger, Essex County Sheriff.
This article was originally published on November 28, 2018.
This segment aired on November 28, 2018.