Thursday, November 10, 2005

Free Drugs for Convicts

The state of Washington is spending millions of taxpayer dollars to give its prisoners addictive narcotics like morphine and Oxycodone, according to an investigative report by KIRO-TV 7 in Seattle. Thanks to a whistleblower's tip, reporter Chris Halsne was able to dig through prison records to learn that inmates are getting hundreds of thousands of doses of these powerful drugs for free, with little medical oversight, and then selling them on the black market. I learned about this story through one of my favorite blogs, The Poynter Institute's "Al's Morning Meeting."


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