Joseph Longley

Joseph Longley

Joseph Longley is an Equal Justice Works fellow at the ACLU National Prison Project. There, he focuses on combating the opioid epidemic by expanding access to medications for opioid use disorder for incarcerated people. Longley received a B.A. from Ohio State University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Before law school, Longley worked with faith based non-profits doing social justice advocacy.

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The words "help we matter 2" are seen written in a window at the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC), housing one of the nation's largest jails, is seen in Chicago, on April 9, 2020. (Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Saturday, July 25, 2020
As Overdoses Spike During Coronavirus, Treating Addiction in Prisons and Jails Is a Matter of Life and Death
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep through the country, especially in prisons and jails, the opioid epidemic has also seen a resurgence. The Washington Post reported that suspected overdoses jumped nationally by 18% in March, 29% in April, and 42% in May. This fits a nationwide pattern...
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