The ACLU of Maine filed a lawsuit charging the Maine Department of Corrections is violating the Constitution and the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying treatment to prisoners with opioid use disorder. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of Zachary Smith of Caribou, who suffers from OUD but has been in recovery for over five years with the help of doctor-prescribed medication. When Smith reports to prison, he will be blocked from taking his medication and forced into acute withdrawal.

 

Attorney(s)

Zachary Heiden, Emma Bond

Date filed

July 26, 2018

Court

U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Status

Filed

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