Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails

This report from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, details guidelines that local government officials, jail administrators, correctional officers, and health care professionals can use in providing effective health care for adults who are sentenced or awaiting sentencing to jail, awaiting court action on a current charge, or being held in custody for other reasons. The guidelines are, among other things, designed to help jail administrators, custody staff, jail-based health care professionals, local government officials, and community providers unite around a shared understanding of appropriate policies and procedures for responding to individuals at risk for or experiencing withdrawal.

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