Multnomah County to fight pain pill abuse in jail system

U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance sends county $1.2 million for counseling services, peer mentor programs, housing.

Federal dollars will help prisoners recover from opioid addiction, Multnomah County leaders announced.

The U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded the county $1.2 million over three years — with the funds earmarked for corrections counselors and peer mentors working at the two jails in Portland.

Source: Pamplin Media Group – Multnomah County to fight pain pill abuse in jail system