Department of Corrections agrees to let Caribou man continue addiction treatment in jail

5 years ago

The Maine Department of Corrections has agreed to administer Suboxone, an addiction treatment medication, to a man who sued to seek treatment while incarcerated, according to a settlement filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

In July, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine sued the Maine Department of Corrections and the Houlton jail on behalf of Zachary Smith, 30, of Caribou.

A hearing on a preliminary injunction sought in his case was scheduled to be held next week in Bangor before U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen. That is expected to be cancelled and the case dismissed.

To read the rest of “DOC agrees to let Caribou man continue addiction treatment in jail,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Judy Harrison, please follow this link to the BDN online.