Prescribing methadone to convicts addicted to opioids can help reduce both violent and nonviolent crime, a Canadian study found.
Prescribing methadone to convicts addicted to opioids can help reduce both violent and nonviolent crime, a Canadian study found. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)
Prescribing methadone to convicts addicted to opioids can help reduce both violent and nonviolent crime, a Canadian study found. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

Giving this drug to some addicted prisoners can help cut down on violent crime, study finds

March 21, 2018 10:02 AM