"At midyear 2019, fewer than two-thirds (63%) of local jail jurisdictions conducted opioid use disorder (OUD) screenings at intake and more than half (54%) of jail jurisdictions provided inmates medications to treat opioid withdrawal (figure 1). Nearly a quarter (24%) of jail jurisdictions continued medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for OUD for persons admitted with a current prescription or for those who were getting services from a methadone clinic prior to admission. Nearly a fifth (19%) of jail jurisdictions initiated MAT. A quarter (25%) of jail jurisdictions provided overdose reversal medications upon release to persons with OUD."


Laura M. Maruschak, Todd D. Minton, and Zhen Zeng, PhD. Opioid Use Disorder Screening and Treatment in Local Jails, 2019. April, 2023. NCJ305179. US Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.