“The criminal justice system is set up for people with privilege, with money, with connections.”
Deaths from drug overdoses increased in more than two-thirds of states last year. And the coronavirus pandemic could make it worse.
On Tuesday, a judge ruled that the proposed facility does not violate federal law. Research shows these controversial sites have been found to reduce overdose deaths and increase access to health services.
Safford City Councilman Chris Taylor said he had been drug-free for years before he relapsed and overdosed on heroin last week.
The Opportunity House opened in May, and offers women a safe environment to get their lives back on track.