Imprisonment disrupts treatment and endangers recovery. Yet every year, thousands of Massachusetts residents are subjected to invasive drug testing as a condition of probation—and if relapse occurs, many are sent back to jail. Suffering from addiction is not a crime – so it’s time for Massachusetts to stop treating it like one.
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- Hello, my name is _____________ and my zipcode is _________.
- I’m calling to ask Representative _________ to co-sponsor “An Act Relative to Treatment, Not Imprisonment” (House Docket #2727).
- This bill prohibits judges from sending a person suffering from addiction to jail just because they relapse while in treatment.
- Will Representative ______________ cosponsor this bill, and will your office follow up with me to let me know?
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