Did you know medication is the gold standard in treating opioid addiction? It’s no different inside our facilities, and in this episode of Lockup Lowdown, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Statewide Coordinator Steve Seitchik explains. Seitchik introduces what MAT is and how it’s currently used inside DOC facilities, and he outlines where he’d like to see it go in the future.
In order to keep drugs out of our facilities, the DOC made sweeping changes to our policies on sending mail and books to inmates. In this episode of Lockup Lowdown, meet Diana Woodside, director of policy, grants and legislative affairs, and Jill Deiley, senior policy analyst, and learn about why we made the changes and how exactly the changes work. We asked Diana and Jill some of the most common questions we receive regarding mail and books, and they answered each one to help clarify and inform how it all works now.