People with opioid use disorders in New Mexico prisons experience painful and life-threatening consequences when the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) denies them access to medically necessary, physician-prescribed medications while incarcerated. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico (ACLU-NM) on behalf of Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM) today filed a lawsuit against Corrections Secretary Alisha Tafoya Lucero, NMCD Health Services Administrator Wenscelaus Asonganyi, and NMCD to ensure that incarcerated people with opioid use disorder (OUD) are continued on their medication for opioid use disorder when they enter NMCD custody.
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