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    Hello everyone, I just have a short question. Does the criminal justice system allow one to be dosed with there suboxone in jail? I know alot of jails will not allow someone to be dosed with methadone while in jail. But I beleive that is because most jails do not have that and will not let you out to get dosed. But if someone on suboxone goes to jail and lets say is only sentenced for 30 days it would seem since suboxone is prescribed by a doctor and you can bring it to jail with you as one would an antideppressant or seizure meds it seems logical that they would dose you. Anyone with info on this it would be greatly appreciated. Or if anyone can point me in the right direction of who to ask I would appreciate it. I live in Oakland County Michigan.


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    I know in Florida, you suffer they do not give you ANYTHING, expect malox,and asprin for everythjing.. Even if you need something more then malox, you may get a stool softner that is it..If you are in detox you suffer..They do not care. Know this from friends being in jail.
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    I work very closely with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at work. I will try to find out the answer to your question when they come to our office on June 16.



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    Federal, state, county, or small city? They all vary. Mostly I would say no. Some do allow methadone, or used to. They best advice I would give is to have the doctor try and talk to the right person (warden, sheriff dept) and see what he can come up with. If he can put it in the same category as insulin or a needed anti-depressant it might have a chance.
    It could be a way to detox. Go in tapered to the lowest dose and come out clean!


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    In many instances, this totally has to do with the people running the jail. Most often there are no official state/local laws on the subject.

    For example, in the metro area I live in, one jail refuses methadone/suboxone treatment to anyone. Period. The other jail will let the methadone clinics deliver doses and also allows suboxone. Two different Sheriff's and two different internal policies.

    Your best bet is to contact the jail administration and ask them about what you need to do to continue your prescriptions in jail. Do not even bring up that you are taking a med for opiate treatment. Your doctor may also need to make a call. Suboxone is so new most will not know what it is and will not have any prejudice against it.

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    Thanks so much for your replys I appreciate them. This board has been so informative. And thank you Stretch for taking time to do that for me. I agree with Freakedout it is such a new medicine barley any pharmicists know what it is, so I can see that they would probaly not even know what suboxone is. I will try the county jail admsinistration. I will keep you guys posted.

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